Analysis: In Light of the Upcoming Archdiocesan Council Meeting

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Giorgos Kontarinis)

The message recently sent by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America to submit explanations about the Archdiocese’s finances immediately, to the patriarch and the Patriarchate’s Holy Synod, as The National Herald reported, was certainly ominous.

Beyond the specific directive, the patriarch’s decision, communicated directly by him, clearly indicates that the time has come for Archbishop Demetrios to depart willingly and spend his remaining years in peace and quiet.

It was a way for …

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