Enthronement Committee Announced
Aug 26, 1999
New York, NY - His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, will arrive in the United States on the afternoon of September 15th, according to Bishop George of New Jersey, Archiepiscopal Vicar. Traveling to Greece to escort Archbishop Demetrios to the United States will be His Eminence Metropolitan Maximos of Ainou and Presiding Hierarch of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. The official delegation led by three Metropolitans from the Church of Greece and government representatives are expected to arrive on Friday, September 17th.
The Enthronement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 18th at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (319 East 74th Street) a 11:00 a.m. with an Enthronement Luncheon to follow at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel at l:00 p.m.
Representing His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate as Presiding Hierarch will be His Eminence Archbishop Iakovos, Former Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America. His Grace Bishop George has announced the following Enthronement Committee:
HONORARY CHAIRMEN: His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos of Krinis and Presiding Hierarch of the Diocese of Chicago; His Eminence Metropolitan Anthony of Dardanellion and Presiding Hierarch of the Diocese of San Francisco; His Eminence Metropolitan Maximos of Ainou and Presiding Hierarch of the Diocese of Pittsburgh; His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Aneon and Presiding Hierarch of the Diocese of Boston; His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Proikonisou,and Presiding Hierarch of the Diocese of Denver; His Grace Bishop George of the Diocese of New Jersey; His Grace Bishop Nicholas of the Diocese of Detroit and His Grace Bishop Alexios of the Diocese of Atlanta.
GENERAL CHAIRMAN: His Grace Bishop George of New Jersey, Archiepiscopal Vicar
CHAIRMEN: John Catsimatidis, Andrew Athens and Alex Spanos
COORDINATORS: The Rev. Alexander Leondis, The Rev. Alexander Karloutsos and Paulette Poulos.
HOLY TRINITY CATHEDRAL: The Rev. Dr. Robert G. Stephanopoulos, Dean; Elias Kulukundis, President, Board of Trustees
TREASURER: Nicholas J. Bouras
LEGAL ADVISOR: Emanuel G. Demos
PUBLIC RELATIONS : Nikki Stephanopoulos
LUNCHEON: Alice Keurian and Thalia Georghiou
Official invitations to dignitaries, parishes and all auxiliary organizations will be sent this weekend. For the convenience of those planning to attend the Enthronement activities ,hotel rooms may be booked at the WALDORF ASTORIA ( 1-800-925-3673 ) or THE PLAZA
( 1-800-756-3000 ) Please specify - Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.