Ordination of Metropolitan Pavlos of America (Greek)

The Ordination of His Eminence +Pavlos as Metropolitan of North and South America on February 13, 1998. This program shows the ordination of Archimandrite Pavlos Stratigeas to the Episcopacy of the Genuine Greek Orthodox Church. Also seen in the program is his Enthronement as Metropolitan to the See of the Holy Metropolis of the Genuine Greek Orthodox Church of North and South America. The Enthronement occurred at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Markella in Astoria, NY.

CORRECTION: @ 7:13 the Priest reading the announcement from the Holy Synod is the Chancellor of the Church of Greece, Archimandrite Chrysostomos, the future Metropolitan of Attika, not Metropolitan Kallinikos, the future Archbishop of All Greece. And, the date of the ordination was on February 13/26, 1998- not Feb. 13/16, 1998.

Orthodox Awareness

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We report the following unchanged as it was published:

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