The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has officially announced the unanimous election of Metropolitan Elpidophoros of Bursa as the new Archbishop of America.
Wasting no time, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has already moved him front and center on the website and has placed Archbishop Demetrios in the “former” Archbishops section.
No news about the scheduling details, enthronement or other events that will take place to welcome the Turkish-born cleric to the United States.
The official announcement of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in translation follows below:
Announcement of May 11, 2019
Today, Saturday May 11 2019, the Holy and Sacred Synod, continuing its work, proceeded to fill the vacated seat of the Archdiocese of America following the voluntary resignation of its shepherd, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Geron of America. Therefore, following the suggestion, permission and exhortation of His-All Holiness, the holy synodical members upon invocation of the Holy Spirit, duly casted their votes and unanimously elected as Archbishop of America His Eminence Metropolitan Elpidophoros of Bursa, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of the Holy Trinity in Halki and Professor of the Theological School of the Aristoteleian University of Thessaloniki.From the Secretariat of the Holy and Sacred Synod
The election and ceremony took place at the Patriarchal Church of Saint George at the Phanar, in Istanbul, Turkey.
Newly elected Archbishop of America, Elpidophoros with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and newly elected Archbishop Makarios of Australia
Photos courtesy Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
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