2008 News Archives

Fr. Athanasios Demos Named Archepiscopal Vicar of the Direct Archdiocesan District

New York – Archbishop Demetrios of America has appointed the Reverend Protopresbyter Athanasios (Al) Demos to be Archiepiscopal Vicar of the Direct Archdiocesan District. Fr. Demos will be working with Fr. Michael Kontogiorgis, Assistant Chancellor of the Archdiocese. Bishop Savas of Troas, Chancellor of the Archdiocese, will be on leave of absence until the end of December 2008.

Fr. Demos, a native of Chicago, Ill., has served as a priest of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese for forty years. He has served parishes in Rochester, Binghamton, and Greenlawn, NY; Charleston, W.Va.; Bethesda, Md; and Boston and Peabody, Mass. He has also served Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Mass., in a variety of capacities, including Dean of Admissions and Development Officer. For the past seven years, Fr. Demos has served as Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston. He holds a Masters of Divinity in Theology from Holy Cross and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Pastoral Psychology from Andover-Newton Seminary in Newton, Mass. While serving as Archiepiscopal Vicar, Fr. Demos will also pastor the parish of St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church on East 17th Street in New York City.

Fr. Demos and his wife of forty years, Presvytera Carol (Psaros), are the parents of two sons, Constantine and Mark.

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