For Immediate Release

July 1, 1997

Bishop Isaiah Named President of HC/HC

NEW YORK - His Eminence Archbishop Spyridon, effective July 1, 1997, appointed His Grace Bishop Isaiah of Denver to serve as President of the Hellenic College/Holy Cross School of Theology.

This action was taken after much study and in order to assist the School in its continuing mission to provide the Archdiocese with well trained priests. This appointment will bring a positive resolution and conclusion to a series of year-long internal conflicts and difficulties, and will renew and reinvigorate the School's vital and sacred mission to foster and nurture priestly vocations, which are now in greater demand than in virtually any other era of our Holy Archdiocese of America. Other changes have been undertaken in order to facilitate and enhance the work of the new President.

In making this announcement, His Eminence Archbishop Spyridon thanked the Rev. Dr. Protopresbyter Alkiviadis Calivas for his dedicated service as President of Hellenic College/Holy Cross. Father Calivas will continue as a professor of Liturgics at the Seminary, a position which he has held since his service to the School began in 1978.

His Eminence also announced that he accepted the resignation of the Rev. Dr. Protopresbyter George D. Dragas as Dean of Holy Cross School of Theology, and thanked Father Dragas for submitting his resignation to the Office of the Archbishop in order to allow His Eminence freedom to resolve the current situation at the Seminary. Father Dragas will also continue as professor at the Seminary.

[ GOARCH - - July 1, 1997 ]