His All-Holiness Bartholomew
BARTHOLOMEW, Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch
The Ecumenical Patriarchate is the foremost ecclesiastical
The title “Ecumenical Patriarch” dates to the sixth century and historically belongs to the Archbishop of Constantinople. As Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew occupies the First Throne of the worldwide Orthodox Christian Church, presiding in historical honor and fraternal spirit as “first among equals” of all Orthodox Primates. These include the ancient Patriarchates of Alexandria, Antioch
Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Holy Eparchial Synod
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America
Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios
Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Boston
His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah
Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Denver
His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios
Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Atlanta
His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas
Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Detroit
His Eminence Metropolitan Savas
Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Pittsburgh
His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos
Metropolitan of the Metropolis of San Francisco
His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos
Metropolitan of the Metropolis of New Jersey
His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael
Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Chicago
His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros (Lambriniadis), Geron of America
Archbishop of America
Among the first, Lord, remember our Archbishop ELPIDOPHOROS: grant him to Your holy churches in peace, safety, honor, and health, unto length of days, rightly teaching the word of Your truth.
His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros (Lambriniadis) of America was born in 1967 in Bakirköy, Istanbul. He studied at the Department of Pastoral Theology, Thelogical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, from which he graduated in 1991. In 1993, he finished his postgraduate studies at the Philosophical School of the University of Bonn, Germany submitting a dissertation entitled, “The Brothers Nicholas and John Mesarites”. He was ordained a Deacon in 1994 at the Patriarchal Cathedral and was appointed as the Codecographer of the Holy and Sacred Synod.
In 1995, he was appointed Deputy Secretary of the Holy and Sacred Synod. From 1996-1997 he studied at the Theological School of St. John the Damascene in Balamand, Lebanon, where he improved his knowledge of the Arabic language. In 2001, he presented a doctoral dissertation at the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki under the title: “Severus of Antioch and the Council of Chalcedon” proclaiming him a Doctor of Theology. In 2004, he was invited to Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Boston, where he taught as a visiting professor for one semester.
In March 2005, at the proposal of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, he was promoted by the Holy and Sacred Synod to the position of Chief Secretary and was ordained to the priesthood by the Ecumenical Patriarch in the Patriarchal Cathedral. In 2009, he submitted two dissertations to the Theological School of Thessaloniki and was unanimously elected Assistant Professor of Symbolics, Inter-Orthodox Relations and the Ecumenical Movement. The dissertations are entitled: “The Synaxis’s of the Hierarchy of the Ecumenical Throne (1951-2004)” and “Luther’s Ninety-five Thesis. Historical and Theological aspects. Text – Translation – Commentary “.
In March 2011, he was elected Metropolitan of Bursa and in August of the same year was appointed Abbot of the Holy Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery of the Holy Trinity on the island of Chalki. He has served as the Orthodox Secretary of the Joint International Commission for the Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Lutheran World Federation and as a member of the Patriarchal delegations to the General Assemblies of the Conference of European Churches and the World Council of Churches. He was the Secretary of the Pan-Orthodox Synods in Sofia (1998), Istanbul (2005), Geneva (2006), and Istanbul (2008). He has been a member of the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches since 1996.
On May 11, 2019, he was elected Archbishop of America.
Metropolitan Methodios of Boston
Metropolis of Boston
His Eminence Methodios, Metropolitan of Boston, is the spiritual leader of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston which includes all of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island
Right Reverend Ioakim Alexopoulos, Bishop of Boston – 1923-1930
Right Reverend Athenagoras Kavadas, Bishop of Boston – 1938-1949
Right Reverend Ezekiel Tsoukalas, Bishop of Nazianzus – 1950-1954
Right Reverend Athenagoras Kokkinakis, Bishop of Elias – 1954-1960
Right Reverend Meletios Tripodakis, Bishop of Christianoupolis – 1961-1962
Right Reverend Gerasimos Papadopoulos, Bishop of Abydos – 1962-1967
Right Reverend Demetrios Makris, Bishop of Olympus – 1968-1973
Right Reverend Iakovos Garmatis, Bishop of Apameia – 1974-1978
Right Reverend Anthimos Drakonakis, Bishop of Boston – 1979-1983
Right Reverend Methodios Tournas, Bishop of Boston – 1983-Present