The National Herald Reveals the Thornton Review for the Archdiocese

2017 Fall Meeting of the Archdiocesan Council

NEW YORK – Bishop Andonios of Phasiane, Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America sent a copy of The Grant Thornton Report to the members of the Archdiocesan Council. In a cover letter, Bishop Andonios wrote that “in furtherance of our objectives, through the generosity of a private donor at a cost of $150,000, the Archdiocese retained Grant Thornton to conduct a thorough, independent review and analysis of the operations of the Archdiocese finance function (the “Operational Review”). On …

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  1. What kind of religious organization has no approval process documented for wire transfers, especially for restricted funds?! What kind of religious organization has no internal control system in place for managing receipts, disbursements, procurement, budgeting, wire payments, and corporate credit cards? This is Accounting 101 and if this were a corporate entity, there would be major legal action taken.

    This is a free-for-all sham that has been going on for decades! And yet most parishes remain apathetic and still willfully fulfill their dictated assessment to the Archdiocese.

  2. The chickens are coming home to their roost. We always knew the Archdiocese and Metropolitanates were crooked, but the details are just sickening.

    They way the GOA hierarchs treated the laity gave us signs of their dishonesty and spiritual depravity. I and my family are so very glad we shook the dust off our sandals of this den of vipers known as the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.

  3. And it is all under the “guise” of obedience. The Greek Orthodox in America are some of the most loving and caring people I know. We love Jesus, we love our faith, we love our families and communities, we love life (sometimes a little to much) but we are good people. We our obedient to the ecclesia because we are all seeking the same thing…salvation! And no matter how tough or distracting our daily lives can be, we are prayerfully and sacramentally trying to align ourselves with Jesus Christ. Our Bishops and some priests are using our love for Christ and ecclesia as a means of controlling, deceiving, and parasiting off us.

  4. Cut the crap and tell us where the millions of dollars disappeared too! This church is decayed due to its criminal leadership (despots). This church and religion is finished due to the “Thiefdom” setup by Demitrios and his predecessors. I m so done with Greek Orthodox Church as are my kids and family. I will no longer give any financial support to them. I prefer my charitable gifts go to places like the Salvation Army and St Judes Research Hospital with the latter that helps children with cancer and not offer children up to the molesters of the Church protected and shielded by the Arch Criminal bishop and his hierarchy of baboons.

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