Thursday, June 22, 2017

Who is up for being a ruling bishop in the Greek Archdiocese?

The Greek Archdiocese has an episcopal seat to fill. Here are their options.

(GOARCH) - In accordance with Article 14 of the Charter of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the pertinent Regulations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (Advisory and Consultative Role in Hierarchical Elections) and in light of the vacancy in the Holy Metropolis of Chicago, the Archdiocese publishes the list of candidates eligible for election to the Office of Metropolitan or Auxiliary Bishop. The list includes the names of Auxiliary Bishops, in order of ordination to the Episcopacy; and the names of other clergy in alphabetical order. This list has recently been duly ratified by the Ecumenical Patriarchate with an official document dated March 1st, 2017 and under protocol number 37.

1) Auxiliary bishops (in order of ordination to the Episcopacy)
His Grace Bishop Andonios of Phasiane
His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos
His Grace Bishop Sevastianos of Zela
His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia

2) Archimandrites (in alphabetical order)
V. Rev. Archimandrite Dionysios Anagnostopoulos
V. Rev. Archimandrite Timothy Bakakos
V. Rev. Archimandrite Vasilios Bassakyros
V. Rev. Archimandrite Ambrosios Bitziadis (Bowers)
V. Rev. Archimandrite John E. Constantine
V. Rev. Archimandrite Joachim A. Cotsonis
V. Rev. Archimandrite Nektarios Cottros
V . Rev. Archimandrite Damaskinos V. Ganas
V. Rev. Archimandrite Philip Koufos
V. Rev. Archimandrite Gerasimos Makris
V. Rev. Archimandrite Stavroforos Mamaies
V. Rev. Archimandrite Constantine Moralis
V. Rev. Archimandrite Makarios J. Niakaros
V. Rev. Archimandrite George Nikas
V. Rev. Archimandrite Chrysostom Panos
V. Rev. Archimandrite Christodoulos Papadeas
V. Rev. Archimandrite Nektarios Papazafiropoulos
V. Rev. Archimandrite Eugene N. Pappas
V. Rev. Archimandrite Seraphim P. Poulos
V. Rev. Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes
V. Rev. Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides
V. Rev. Archimandrite Agathonikos Wilson

3) Presbyters (in alphabetical order)
Rev. Fr. E. Kyprianos Bouboutsis
Rev. Fr. Athanasios DeMedeiros
Rev. Fr. Sokratis Dimitriadis
Rev. Economos Christopher Flesoras
Rev. Fr. Eudokimos-Martin Harding
V. Rev. Archimandrite Andrew Mahaleres
Rev. Fr. Christodoulos Margellos
Rev. Fr. Galenos John Pilafas
Rev. Fr. Polykarpos Steve
Rev. Fr. Michael Ziebarth


  1. I will root for the guy whose last name is Wilson.

  2. Please let it be Fr. Joachim Cotsonis

  3. Are any of the bishops mentioned bishops of.....Anything? Are these the usual "titular Sees", IE bishop of nothing and nowhere? How can they be called bishops at all? We overdress bachelors far too regularly. And then wonder why our bishops of nothing are nothings.