What Wasn’t Said

Vice President Joe Biden with Archbishop Demetrios (photo © Dimitrios Panagos/GOA)

Source: The National Herald Archbishop Demetrios and Vice President Biden had a lengthy discussion at the Archdiocese last week, as we reported. Oddly enough, they didn't go in front of the TV cameras to make a statement, as is customary. The main topic of discussion revolved around issues dealing with the Ecumenical Patriarchate. That's all well and good. The Greek-American community has a duty to do whatever possible to make sure that the Patriarchate is able to exist and operate … [Read more...]

Rev. George Papadeas Dead at 93

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Source: The National Herald | Theodore Kalmoukas BOSTON, MA – One of the most prominent Greek Orthodox priests in the United States, Protopresbyter George Papadeas, has died at the age of 93. Papadeas was a loving husband, a caring father and grandfather, a prolific writer and author, and a TNH contributor. In a phrase, he was the best of the best. Even at 93 he would drive halfway across Florida – from South Daytona to Ocala – to conduct liturgies and administer sacraments. He served at … [Read more...]

Isaiah Censors Church Archons

Members of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Salt Lake City, UT wait to enter the Church hall for a parish general assembly meeting. Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver did not allow certain “excommunicated” members to participate on Nov. 20.

Source: The National Herald | Theodore Kalmoukes BOSTON, MA – Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver “excommunicated” Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, a member of Leadership 100, as well as the father of a professor of the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Isaiah placed them “outside of the Church.” He did not allow them to participate in the Holy Trinity Salt Lake Utah General Assembly on November 20. The general assembly voted 60% to 40% against Isaiah’s wish of Metropolitan … [Read more...]

Vice President Joe Biden visits Archbishop Demetrios of America at the Headquarters of the GOA

Vice President Joe Biden with Archbishop Demetrios (photo © Dimitrios Panagos/GOA)

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese NEW YORK – Vice President Joe Biden visited today Archbishop Demetrios of America, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America at the headquarters of the Archdiocese in Manhattan. The two discussed the matter of religious freedom and the Ecumenical Patriarchate and other issues of mutual interest regarding security and peace in the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean. Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Headquarters 8-10 East 79th St. New … [Read more...]

Clergy Compensation Packages in GOA

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Source: National Herald | Theodore Kalmoukas BOSTON – A newly-assigned priest who has just graduated from the Seminary should make an annual salary of $49,128 – $66,528 plus extras such as insurance, an automobile, a house (or an allowance for one) retirement contributions, seminars expenses, and many more. A priest with 35 years of ministry and more will earn $113,856 – $120,144, according to the Clergy Compensation Plan for 2012. The priests’ salaries are the biggest expense of the … [Read more...]