Friday, October 21, 2011

Greek Orthodox Eparchial Synod Meets in New York, Approves Candidates for Pittsburgh Metropolis

The Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has met at the archdiocesan headquarters in New York. In addition to discussing various pastoral issues in the life of the Greek Orthodox Church in the United States the Synod approved an archdiocesan list of episcopal candidates and approved a list of three candidates for submission to the Holy Synod of the Constantinopolitan Orthodox Church for its consideration when electing the next Metropolitan of Pittsburgh. The names of the candidates have not been generally released as of yet. More here.

Update (1:19pm): I haven't come across any official English-language release, but it appears that the Eparchial Synod's list consists of archdiocesan auxiliary Bishop Savvas (Zembillas) of Troas and Archimandrites Sevastianos (Skordallos) and Constantine (Moralis). The Synod strongly endorsed the election of Bishop Savvas, but the election itself will be taken by the Holy Synod of the Constantinopolitan Orthodox Church. More here.

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