His Grace Bishop Demetrios (Kantzavelos) of Mokissos, a native of Chicago born to first-generation Greek-Americans, Merope (nee Kossivas) and the late Christ J. Kantzavelos, grew up as an active participant in the life of the city's historic Assumption Greek Orthodox Community located at 601 S. Central Avenue. He went on to attend Hellenic College and Holy Cross School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts, where he obtained his graduate divinity degree 'with high distinction' in 1987. Following graduation, he pursued post-graduate work in the doctoral philosophy program of Chicago's Loyola University, concentrating in the area of metaphysics.

Having received monastic tonsure, Bishop Demetrios was ordained to the Diaconate October of 1989. In 1992, he was ordained to the priesthood, and in 1995 elevated to the rank of Archimandrite, all through the hands of Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago. Since then, he has served as assistant and deacon to the bishop, as associate pastor of Annunciation Cathedral of Chicago, and presently as Chancellor of the Metropolis of Chicago.

Named as "one of the twelve people to watch" by The Chicago Sun-Times (January 5, 2003), Bishop Demetrios has worked extensively to build bridges of understanding and improve relationships between Chicago's Greek Orthodox Community with other local Orthodox bodies, as well as other Christian and non-Christian groups. His ecumenical and interfaith commitments are numerous, coalescing around areas of social justice and advocacy. To this end, in February of 2003, he co-founded a local initiative to improve relations between the Turkish and Greek communities in Chicago.

In 1992, Bishop Demetrios established the Bishop's Task Force on AIDS, the first formal Orthodox Christian response to this pandemic in the western hemisphere. As this ministry received widespread recognition, its founder-coordinator Bishop Demetrios was named Outstanding Community Leader by the Cook County Board of Commissioners in 1995, and received the Jim Noone Award for Religious Leadership from the AIDS Pastoral Care Network in 1997. The Task Force has since become a resource for the entire Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. From 2001 until 2004, he served as board member of Chicago's Alexian Brothers' Bonaventure House, a premiere residential care facility for people living with HIV/AIDS. In August of 2005, Bishop Demetrios was honored with the Alexian Brothers AIDS Ministry 2005 President's Award.

Ονομαστική: October 26


Εκδότης Αντικειμένων Εκδότης Αντικειμένων

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America

Consecration date: Μάρτιος 01, 2011
Name day: $feastday

Ὁ Σεβ. Μητροπολίτης Βοστώνης κ. Μεθόδιος (Τουρνᾶς)

Consecration date: Απρίλιος 08, 1984
Name day: 14 Ιούνιος

Ὁ Σεβ. Μητροπολίτης Ντένβερ, κ. Ἠσαΐας (Χρονόπουλος)

Consecration date: Μάϊος 25, 1986
Name day: 9 Μαΐου

Ὁ Σεβ. Μητροπολίτης Ἀτλάντας κ. Ἀλέξιος (Παναγιωτόπουλος)

Consecration date: Μάϊος 17, 1987
Name day: 17 Μαρτίου

Ὁ Σεβ. Μητροπολίτης Ντητρόϊτ κ. Νικόλαος (Πισσάρης)

Consecration date: Απρίλιος 03, 1999
Name day: 6 Δεκεμβρίου

Ὁ Σεβ. Μητροπολίτης Πιττσβούργου κ. Σάββας (Ζεμπιλλᾶς)

Consecration date: Φεβρουάριος 02, 2002
Name day: 5 Δεκεμβρίου

Ὁ Σεβ. Μητροπολίτης Ἁγίου Φραγκίσκου κ. Γεράσιμος (Μιχαλέας)

Consecration date: Φεβρουάριος 09, 2002
Name day: 20 Ὀκτωβρίου

Ο Σεβασμιώτατος Μητροπολίτης Σικάγου κ. Ναθαναήλ

Consecration date: Μάρτιος 17, 2018
Name day: June 11

Ὁ Σεβ. Μητροπολίτης Νέας Ἰερσέης κ. Εὐάγγελος (Κουρούνης)

Consecration date: Μάϊος 10, 2003
Name day: 25 Μαρτίου

Εκδότης Αντικειμένων Εκδότης Αντικειμένων

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios

Consecration date: Σεπτέμβριος 17, 1967
Name day: $feastday

His Eminence Metropolitan Spyridon

Consecration date: Μάϊος 01, 1985
Name day: $feastday

His Grace Bishop Dimitrios of Xanthos

Consecration date: Μάϊος 30, 1998
Name day: $feastday

Ὁ Σεβ. Μητροπολίτης πρ. Πιττσβούργου κ. Μάξιμος (Ἁγιωργούσης)

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Consecration date: Ιούνιος 18, 1978
Name day: 21 Ἰανουαρίου

Εκδότης Αντικειμένων Εκδότης Αντικειμένων

Ὁ Θεοφιλέστατος Ἐπίσκοπος Φασιανῆς κ. Ἀντώνιος

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Consecration date: Φεβρουάριος 23, 2002
Name day: 17 Ἰανουαρίου

His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Consecration date: Δεκέμβριος 09, 2006
Name day: 17 Ἰανουαρίου

Ὁ Θεοφιλέστατος Ἐπίσκοπος Ζήλων κ. Σεβαστιανός

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Consecration date: Δεκέμβριος 17, 2011
Name day: 18 Δεκεμβρίου

Ὁ Θεοφιλέστατος Ἐπίσκοπος Μηδείας κ. Ἀπόστολος

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Consecration date: Δεκέμβριος 20, 2014
Name day: 30 Ιούνιος