Friday, June 17, 2011

Greek Orthodox Parish in SLC Protests Its Redivision

A Greek Orthodox parish in Salt Lake City, Utah, is considering appealing its division into two parishes by Metropolitan Isaiah (Chronopoulos) of Denver to the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The parish is already divided between two churches with two priests, but Metropolitan Isaiah's decision last year to formally divide it into two distinct parishes was met with opposition by Salt Lake City's Greek Orthodox Christians and eventually resulted in Metropolitan Isaiah's withdrawal during a session of the Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America of his decision to divide the parish this past March. Since the resolution of the dispute in New England between St. George's Church in Lynn, Massachusetts, and the Metropolis of Boston, however, Metropolitan Isaiah has reneged on his March decision and is again demanding the division of the parish into two. More (in Greek) here.

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