Office of the Chancellor
10 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10075-0106
Tel.: (212) 570-3513 • Fax: (212) 774-0251
His Grace Bishop Andonios of Phasiane
Chancellor of the Archdiocese
Athena Kotsinos, Assistant
Ely Papadeas, Assistant
George Giavris, Support Staff
His Grace Bishop Andonios
The Office of the Chancellor is primarily responsible for matters related to the clergy of the Holy Archdiocese of America. These tasks include, in addition to other issues, assuring their overall well-being, first assignments and reassignments between metropolises, continuing education and any benefits provided to them by the Church. Moreover, this office maintains up-to-date files and databases for all clergy and parishes throughout the United States. In addition, the Chancellor’s Office is charged by the Holy Eparchial Synod with processing all applications for ordination as well as for incardination from other Orthodox jurisdictions.
This office is also involved in the matters related to parish administration in the Direct Archdiocesan District such as approving parish by-laws, reviewing building plans, ratifying parish elections, etc. New parishes being formed within the Holy Archdiocese of America receive their canonical status through the Office of the Chancellor.
The Chancellor’s Office also coordinates and administers the Taylor Scholarship which provides grants primarily to graduates of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology pursuing advanced degrees in theological studies and in pastoral training. In addition, this office administers the Gioles, Malta and Paleologos Scholarships.