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Mission and Responsibilities

The primary charge of the Office of the Archbishop is to respond efficiently and properly to the rigorous demands associated with the overall duties of the Archbishop.

Included in the multifaceted tasks of this Office is the daily, weekly, monthly and annual schedule of His Eminence’s pastoral visitations, official and unofficial meetings with clergy and laity, public and official appearances, audiences, conferences and travels, as well as initiation and coordination of meetings and events involving the Archbishop with local, national and international civic, cultural, academic, religious and political leadership. The Office also handles special events which require organization and coordination on the archdiocesan, metropolis, parish and interreligious level.

In addition, this Office processes all forms of communication addressed to the Archbishop, and serves as the Archbishop’s liaison with various departments within the Archdiocese, the institutions and the governing bodies of the Church in America.

Correspondence Office

This Office is responsible for all official correspondence in Greek and English of the Office of the Archbishop. The Office assists His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios with the high volume of correspondence addressed to him personally, ensuring that each piece of mail is forwarded properly and receives an accurate and prompt reply. The Office facilitates special correspondence from His Eminence to various groups, as well as to individuals. It also prepares for distribution in both languages the official Encyclicals of the Archbishop that are disseminated on selected feast days, holidays, and other special observances.

Recent Encyclicals Recent Encyclicals

Archiepiscopal Encyclical for the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross (2018)

We proclaim the Cross to be an invincible shield, a divine scepter, and the boast of the faithful. We exalt it affirming that the Cross sanctifies to the ends of the world

Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios of America for the Beginning of the Ecclesiastical New Year and Day for the Protection of Our Natural Environment

On this Feast of the Indiction at the beginning of the ecclesiastical new year, we are led by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to observe the Day for the Protection of our Natural...

Encyclical for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15, 2018)

As we celebrate this blessed Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, “in radiant joy with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs together with the angels and the apostles,” we give thanks to God for...

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