The Election of the New Metropolitan of America

The Holy Synod of the Hierarchs of the Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece, during its meeting on February 6/19, 2014, on the Feast day of St. Photios the Great, Patriarch of Constantinople, at the Church of the Unfading Rose, chose Demetrios (Kiriacou) of Boston, to be the successor of His Eminence, Metropolitan Pavlos at the Metropolis of America.

The newly elected was born in the city of Toronto, Canada on November 28, 1974 (n.s.) and was a parishioner of the parish of St. Nektarios. His parents are from Vevi, Florina, Greece.

In 1994 he followed the path of Monasticism at the Holy Monastery of the Transfiguration in Boston. He was ordained Deacon in 1999, Presbyter in 2005 and Bishop in 2006. In 2012 he entered the ranks of the canonical Church of the G.O.C. and assumed the Diocese of Boston. On February 6/19, 2014 he was chosen Metropolitan of America.

The original Greek text can be found here.

Photos from the election can be found by clicking here.

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