Dear Brother Archons,
With utmost respect, we are forwarding the news release from the Archdiocese, regarding His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios submitting his written resignation from the throne of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, which he shepherded with God-loving care for twenty years, and which the Ecumenical Patriarch will bring for consideration before the Holy and Sacred Synod in its upcoming meeting of this Thursday, May 9, 2019.
The Order of St. Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in America, convey our profound gratitude to His Eminence Geron of America Archbishop Demetrios for his historic 20 year ministry as Archbishop. His devotion, spiritual leadership and unifying presence in the Church in America, and his extraordinary service during the days immediately following the 911 Terrorist Attacks will serve as a lasting testament to his ministry in America. The Order wishes His Eminence many years of good health and happiness. Εις πολλά έτη Δέσποτα.
We offer our prayers and devotion to His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for his pastoral care and love for the Holy Eparchy in America and look forward to redoubling our diakonia in service to our Holy Mother Church.
In the Service of the Ecumenical Patriarchate,
Anthony J. Limberakis, MD
Date: May 4, 2019
ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE MEETING OF THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH
WITH ARCHBISHOP DEMETRIOS, GERON OF AMERICA
NEW YORK – The Holy Archdiocese of America cites the following announcement of the Ecumenical Patriarchate:
It is hereby announced that today Saturday, May 4, 2019, His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch received His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, who apprised Him on various affairs of his God-saved Eparchy.
Thereafter, His Eminence, the Archbishop submitted his written resignation from the throne of the Holy Archdiocese of America, which he shepherded with God-loving care for twenty years, and which the Patriarch will bring for consideration before the Holy and Sacred Synod in its upcoming meeting of next Thursday, May 9.