Updated: GOC-Kallinikos: Bp Demetrius (Kyriakou) received as Bishop of Boston

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Updated: GOC-Kallinikos: Bp Demetrius (Kyriakou) received as Bishop of Boston

Updated: This has been updated with photo of Bp Demetrius and Abp Kallinikos.

Updated: This has been replaced with an official Synodal translation.

(source) On Tuesday Sept. 5/18, 2012 the Holy Synod of the Hierarchy of the Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece convened in its offices in Athens and after the Holy Water Service upon the beginning of the new ecclesiastical year, reached the following decisions….

13. To accept the petition of admittance of Bishop Demetrius Kyriakou, coming from the Holy Orthodox Church of North America, leader of a group of monastics, clergy and seven parishes of North America. The petitioner appeared before the meeting and he answered various questions put forth by the members of the Synod. After the confirmation of the petitioner’s correct faith, he was elected unanimously, suffragan Bishop of Metropolitan Pavlos of America, with the title Bishop of Boston and it was also decided that his canonical restoration take place at the Holy Monastery of the All-Immaculate Virgin (Panachrantou) in Megara, on Friday, September 8/21 of the current year. The further details concerning the incorporation of the Parishes, Clergy and Monastics will be arranged by the Holy Eparchial Synod of America with the participation of His Beatitude, Archbishop Kallinikos during his schedule visit to new York on Sunday September 17/30 of the current year.

For a full timeline of the changes in HOCNA leading to these events, click here.


  1. Monk Symeon Silos says:

    How many bishops are remaining in “HOCNA” now in light of recent events?

  2. Colleen Christine says:

    This article says that BP. Demetrius is the leader of “monastics, clergy, and seven parishes in North America”. Do you know which parishes are leaving with him?

  3. nephongoc says:

    I hope this turns out to be a good decision!

  4. nephongoc says:

    Just informed that Bp. Demetrius was installed as Igoumenos of Ascension Monastery
    at Woodstock,NY……No comment!

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