GOARCH - August 19, 1999

Archbishop Spyridon Submits Resignation to Ecumenical Patriarchate

New York, NY - Today, His Eminence Archbishop Spyridon, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, submitted his resignation as Archbishop of America to His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch, to become effective August 30th.

A letter from the Archbishop to the Faithful of the Archdiocese announcing his decision is attached to this Press Release. The Archdiocese will have no further comment beyond the text of Archbishop Spyridon's announcement.

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