|ST. JAMES ORTHODOX CHURCH
|VICARIATE FOR THE PALESTINIAN & JORDANIAN
CHRISTIAN ORTHODOX COMMUNITIES IN AMERICA
Archbishop Demetrios of America was
born Demetrios Trakatellis in Thessaloniki,
Greece on February 1, 1928. In 1950 he
graduated with distinction from the
University of Athens School of Theology.
In 1960 he was ordained a deacon, and in
1964 a priest. He was elected Bishop of
Vresthena in 1967, an auxiliary bishop to
the Archbishop of Athens with the primary
responsibility for the theological education
of the clergy.
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|St. James Orthodox Church - 195 North Main St. Milpitas, Ca 95035 - (408) 934-1794
Elected Archbishop of America on August 19, 1999 by the Holy
and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Archbishop
Demetrios was enthroned on September 18, 1999 at the
Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York City.
He leads a church of more than one and a half million Greek
Orthodox Christians in the United States.
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