GOARCH - November 16, 1998

Fr. John Heropoulos Named Chancellor of Diocese of Detroit

New York, NY- His Eminence Archbishop Spyridon, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, has announced the appointment of the Very Rev. Archimandrite John A. Heropoulos as Chancellor of the Diocese of Detroit, effective January 1, 1999. His Eminence announced the appointment at a meeting of the Diocese of Detroit Clergy on November 14 at St. John Church in Sterling Heights, MI.

Father John Heropoulos served as Director of the Office of the Archbishop from August 1996, when he arrived in Venice, Italy to assist in the transition of newly elected Archbishop Spyridon to America, until October 1, 1998 when he left to pursue an educational sabbatical.

A Massachusetts native, Father John is a graduate of Hellenic College and Holy Cross School of Theology, Brookline, MA. Following graduation in 1989, he was Deacon to Former Archbishop Iakovos for five years before being assigned as an assistant priest at St. Nicholas Church, Flushing, NY. He then served for one year as pastor of St. Paraskevi Church, Greenlawn, NY, before joining the staff of Archbishop Spyridon.

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