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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

Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for Thanksgiving Day - November 23 2017

On this day of Thanksgiving we are blessed as Orthodox Christians to offer gratitude to God, our Creator, who gives us life and has revealed His amazing and transforming love for us. He is the...

Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for the Feast of the Synaxis of the Holy Archangels - November 8, 2017

The Holy Scriptures describe the holy angels as ministering spirits sent forth to serve for the sake of those who are to obtain salvation (Hebrews 1:14). In carrying out their divine tasks, the...

Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for the Feast of the Holy Unmercenaries (11/01/2017)

On this blessed Feast of the Holy Unmercenaries, Saints Cosmas and Damian, we are guided by their examples of holiness and compassion to offer service to those in need. Influenced by the saintly...

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