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Spyridon, previously Metropolitan of Italy, was the fifth Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America. He was elected to the archiepiscopal throne of America on July 30, 1996 and enthroned on 21 September 1996 at the Cathedral of Holy Trinity in New York.

Spyridon's archiepiscopal ministry in America lasted less than three years. He resigned from the archbishop's office on August 19, 1999 following a se...ries of unorthodox anti-spyridon initiatives untertaken by a group of so-called "friends of the Patriarchate" in America guided by the Patriarchate itself. Since then Spyridon has not accepted another ecclesiastical position and lives now in Portugal, on the outskirts of Lisbon.


For further biographical data see "Biographical Profile of Archbishop Spyridon, former primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America" (


A considerable amount of materials regarding Archbishop Spyridon may be found on the following websites:

The Lonely Path of Integrity (
Η Μοναξιά ενός Ασυμβίβαστου (
Archbishop Spyridon Online ((
Spyridon - The Legacy (
Σπυρίδων - Η Παρακαταθήκη (
Archbishop Spyridon EDocs (
Archbishop Spyridon EFiles (
Archbishop Spyridon Archives (

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[ Information provided by Chris Stamatelos on September 16, 2011 ]