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Source: The National Herald Originally published on February 17, 2018 By Theodoros Kalmoukos CHICAGO, IL – Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Chancellor of the Greek-Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago announced on February 9 that he is taking a one-year sabbatical beginning February. In an e-mail he wrote: “Dear Colleagues, Co-Ministers, and Friends, As a new Metropolitan of Chicago has been elected and will soon be enthroned, I will be starting a one-year sabbatical beginning February 10, 2018. Throughout my ministry in the Holy Metropolis of Chicago, I have been blessed by working with so many gifted, talented and generous persons. To all…

Source: Chicago Tribune The local bishop of the Orthodox Church in America has been placed on administrative leave amid allegations of “inappropriate” behavior with a woman. The action comes more than a month after the church’s national leader, from Chicago, was forced to resign. In a letter to parishioners, Bishop Matthias, 63, denied the accusations, which he said came to light in a formal complaint submitted to the church last week. “The allegations are that I made unwelcome written and spoken comments to a woman that she regarded as an inappropriate crossing of personal boundaries and an abuse of my…