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Posted on 05/04/2019 5:46:19 PM PDT by lightman
CONSTANTINOPLE Archbishop Demetrios of America has given his resignation in writing to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
The official announcement of the Ecumenical Patriarchate has as follows:
Herein it is announced that today, Saturday May 4, 2019, His All-Holiness received in audience His Eminence Geron Archbishop Demetrios of America, who informed Him of various matters involving his God-saved Eparchy.
Furthermore, His Eminence the Archbishop submitted his written resignation from the throne of the Holy Archdiocese of America, which he shepherded with godly love for twenty years. The Patriarch will bring the resignation before the Holy and Sacred Synod in it upcoming meeting on May 9th. From the Chief Secretariat of the Holy and Sacred Synod.
The National Herald has learned that Archbishop Demetrios tried to get another extension for a few more months but this time Patriarch Bartholomew declined.
Archbishop Demetrios (R) with Patriarch Bartholomew
Christ is Risen!
a l - Mas ih qam !
Indeed He is risen!
There have been rumors for years of financial shenanigans in the GOAA. The business with the church building project at the 9-11 memorial site has been a something of a black eye. And now the Archdiocese’s flagship seminary appears to be in danger of losing their accreditation. So while this is not exactly unexpected, it will be interesting to see if this leads to some transparency.
Best wishes to the gentleman in his retirement.
His Eminence is an excellent writer whose Feast-Day Encyclicals reveal a depth of heart knowledge--not just head knowledge--about the faith, the Scriptures, and the hymns which bring the Scriptures to life within our assemblies.
I had the privilege of meeting him around this time last year at a parish celebration.
This is a sad evening.
Confirmed by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese:
So, did he resign or was he forced to resign?
This is an excellent movie: The Mask of Dimitrios
Meh: Demetrius and The Gladiators