GOARCH - August 16, 1998

Fr. John Heropoulos Finishes Assignment
as Director of Office of Archbishop Oct 1

New York, New York - The Very Rev. Archimandrite John A. Heropoulos will be finishing his assignment as Director of the Office of the Archbishop as of October 1, 1998. Father Heropoulos will pursue a six month continuing education program both in the U.S. and abroad.

Father Heropoulos has served in this capacity since August 5, 1996, when he arrived in Venice, Italy to assist in the transition of the newly-elected Archbishop Spyridon to America.

Before serving as Director of the Office of the Archbishop, Father Heropoulos was the Proistamenos of the St. Paraskevi Church in Greenlawn, New York, an assistant priest at the St. Nicholas Church in Flushing, New York, and served as Deacon to the former Archbishop Iakovos for five years.

In granting Father Heropoulos leave from his current assignment and in anticipation of his future service to the Archdiocese, His Eminence Archbishop Spyridon commented:

"The entire Archdiocese should be grateful for the sacrificial labors of Father John over these past two years. His experience and energy have been of tremendous benefit to the Church. In the future, after a brief leave for further study, I look forward to his even greater service to the Archdiocese."

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