GOARCH - April 8, 1998

Protopresbyter Alexander Karloutsos to Assume Parish Responsibilities

New York, NY - His Eminence Archbishop Spyridon, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, has, with much appreciation and paternal love, given his blessing to the Rev. Protopresbyter Alexander Karloutsos to return to parish ministry. Father Karloutsos has been assigned, at his own request, to the parish of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Southampton, NY, effective June 1, 1998.

Father Karloutsos has had an exemplary career in the Archdiocese, serving in several national positions over the past three decades. Most recently, as Vicar for Public Affairs, Father Karloutsos has overseen the relationship of the Archdiocese to governmental agencies on national, state and local levels. He has also served as National Youth Director, Leadership 100 Executive Director and Director of Communications.

Father Karloutsos coordinated the historic enthronement of His Eminence Archbishop Spyridon as Archbishop of America in September 1996 and was a key player on the transition team. In 1990 he coordinated the first visit of an Ecumenical Patriarch to the United States, and last year coordinated the immensely successful visit of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on his nationwide pastoral visit to the United States.

Commenting on the service of Father Karloutsos, Archbishop Spyridon said: "Protopresbyter Karloutsos comes from a family of priests, and has served his Church and this Archdiocese with the honor, the dedication and the love that should make his family and the whole family of the Church very proud indeed."

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