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Information about the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Christian Church.

Holy Eparchial Synod 2012
The Holy Eparchial Synod in session at the Archdiocese

President

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios
Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Members

His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos
Hierarch of the Metropolis of Chicago

His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios
Hierarch of the Metropolis of Boston

His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah
Hierarch of the Metropolis of Denver

His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios
Hierarch of the Metropolis of Atlanta

His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas
Hierarch of the Metropolis of Detroit

His Eminence Metropolitan Savas
Hierarch of the Metropolis of Pittsburgh

His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos
Hierarch of the Metropolis of San Francisco

His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos
Hierarch of the Metropolis of New Jersey

Office of the Secretary of the Holy Eparchial Synod

10 East 79th Street New York, NY 10075-0106 Tel: (212) 774-0542
Fax: (646) 579-6514

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, President

His Grace Bishop Sevastianos of Zela, Chief Secretary
Email: BishopSevastianos@goarch.org

Deacon Georgios Kolios, Secretary
Email: gkolios@goarch.org

The Office of the Chief Secretary of the Holy Eparchial Synod reflects the need for greater, more frequent and more effective communication between the hierarchs of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America who are members of the Holy Eparchial Synod. The primary goal of the Office is to provide timely execution of the decisions taken by the Holy Eparchial Synod as well as to aid the process of the work being accomplished by the various Synodical Committees of the Archdiocese. In addition, the Office is responsible for:

  • Communicating information relevant to the work of the Synod
  • Issuing official communiques on behalf of the Synod
  • Promulgating official encyclicals issued by the Synod
  • Distributing Antimensia and Holy Chrism received from the Ecumenical Patriarchate.