Analysis: The Salaries of the Clergy

Archbishop Demetrios of America, Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit and Metropolitan Ambrosios (Zographos) of Korea. (PHOTO: Dimitrios Paganos for the Clergy Laity Conference)

The issue of the salaries and benefits of the clergy comes up very often for discussion in many if not all parishes, and certainly at various gatherings of Greek-Americans through the country.

Something has to be done to review this issue because the way we are going,fewerand fewer parishes will be able to afford the high salaries and the demands of many of our priests.

Let me say that I have great respect and honor for those faithful, humble, and ethical priests …

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