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Eparchial Synod Recommends Archimandrite Constantine Moralis to the Episcopacy

BOSTON – The Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America was convened to a special meeting via teleconference on July 20 and accepted the request of Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver to elect Archimandrite Constantine Moralis, Dean of the Annunciation Cathedral in Baltimore, MD, as his assistant Bishop.

On October of 2020 Archbishop Elpidophoros had appointed Fr. Moralis as Chancellor of the Metropolis of New Jersey, but he left the position a few months later.

Metropolitan Isaiah will charge the new Bishop with the Texas area since the Denver Metropolis is geographically very wide.

The Archdiocese issued the following news release regarding the meeting and the decision of the Eparchial Synod in which not only the name of the proposed candidate was revealed but also the names of the clergy on the three-person ballot known as triprosopon:

“Communiqué of the Holy Eparchial Synod

Today, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America convened the Holy Eparchial Synod and presented for its consideration a request from His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver for the election of the Very Rev. Archimandrite Constantine Moralis, Dean of the Annunciation Cathedral in Baltimore, Maryland, as his assistant Bishop.

The Archbishop and the members of the Holy Eparchial Synod unanimously accepted the request of His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah and recommended a triprosopon — as provided for by the Charter of the Archdiocese — consisting of the Very Rev. Archimandrites Constantine Moralis, Stavroforos Mamaies, and Chrysostomos Gilbert, which was thereafter sent to His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew with the request that once the petition of the Holy Eparchial Synod is approved, the canonical vote would take place.

From the Chief Secretariat.”

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America and Very Rev. Archimandrite Constantine Moralis, Dean of the Annunciation Cathedral in Baltimore, MD. Photo: GOARCH

About Archimandrite Constantine Moralis

Archimandrite Constantine Moralis was born in 1966 in Baltimore, MD. He is the son of late Peter (born in Athens, Greece, refugees from Asia Minor) and Sarah, (born in Mobile, AL, whose family was from Patmos and Egypt). He is the youngest of three children. He was baptized and raised at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation in Baltimore.

From the time he was nine years of age, he began serving in the Altar under Fr. Constantine M. Monios of blessed memory. He attended the local schools in the region.  In 1988, he began at Hellenic College and graduated Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in 1994. In 1996, he was ordained Deacon and Priest by Metropolitan Silas of New Jersey of blessed memory. In 2000, he was elevated to the dignity of Father Confessor by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America. In 2002, he was elevated to the rank of Archimandrite by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, and installed as Dean of the Annunciation Cathedral.

Fr. Dean continued working diligently with the over 1,000 families of the congregation, serving as their priest in the inner-city of Baltimore. He established a number of programs for the young people, and began the Annunciation Senior Center. The Senior Center allowed the senior members of the community to come in a safe place to allow them to be cared for in the highest caliber. Having received numerous awards and recognition, the Senior Center was the pride of Fr. Dean, along with the members of this parish.

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