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Source: The National Herald BY TNH STAFF PHILADELPHIA – The participants at the biennial Clergy-Laity congresses of the Archdiocese of American always pay close attention to the speech of Michael Jaharis, the Vice Chairman of the Archdiocesan Council. The speech of Jaharis, a respected entrepreneur and philanthropist, along with that of Archbishop Demetrios, constitute a state of the Church message to the community as a whole. The full text of Jaharis’ speech follows: Your  Eminence, Most Reverend Hierarchs, Reverend Fathers and Friends, I am honored to address you on behalf of the Archdiocesan Council and to welcome the honorable representatives…