Bishop Sevastianos of Zela Appointed Spiritual Advisor of the National Philoptochos
Apr 18, 2012
NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America appointed His Grace Bishop Sevastianos of Zela as spiritual advisor of the National Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society.
Bishop Sevastianos, who is the chief secretary of the Holy Eparchial Synod assumes the responsibility of spiritual advisor to the National Philoptochos following in the steps of His Grace Bishop Andonios of Phasiane who served the post faithfully for 10 years.
Archibishop Demetrios in a letter to Mrs. Aphrodite Skeadas, national president of the Philoptochos states: “His Grace Bishop Sevastianos, will continue along the same lines of extraordinary service established by his predecessor in the same position … (he) is a Hierarch of the Church whose pastoral sensitivity has guided both his ministry and education …(and) as your spiritual advisor, he will guide you in the precepts of the Orthodox tradition of Christian concern while working with you to achieve ever greater heights of service in philanthropy.”
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