Demetrios (Makris) of Olympus

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His Grace, Right Reverend '''Demetrios (Makris) of Olympus''' was a [[hierarch]] of the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America]], under the [[jurisdiction]] of the [[Church of Constantinople|Ecumenical Patriarchate]]. He served as Bishop of Olympus in Boston, Massachusetts and in San Francisco, California.
  
Bishop Makris began his career in Euboia, Greece. He Came to the United States in 1938 and Worcester (MA.) in 1940. He was Pastor of St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church until 1944, and also taught at the former Greek Orthodox Seminary in Pomfret, now the Hellenic College Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline. He was instrumental in the purchase of the site of the present St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral (in Worcester, MA.). He became a full-time professor at the seminary in Pomfret, and because assistant dean. Bishop Makris was elevated to Bishop in 1951, with the title Bishop of Olympus (Olympos), and served a diocese that included Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. He was also assistant to the archbishop of North America, based in New York City. He was later bishop of the former diocese of New England and the former Diocese of California.
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==Life==
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Demetrios T. Makris was born and educated in Greece, where he also entered the [[Holy Orders]]. Father Demetrios emigrated to the United States of America in 1938 and was assigned to St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1940, serving until 1994. While at St. Spyridon Church, Fr. Demetrios was instrumental in the purchase of the site of the present St. Spyridon Cathedral in Worcester.
  
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He also taught at the Greek Orthodox Seminary in Pomfret, Connecticut, the predecessor institution to [[Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (Brookline, Massachusetts)|Greek Orthodox School of Theology]] in Brookline, Massachusetts, becoming a full time professor and then assistant dean. Fr. Demetrios was subsequently named chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America
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On [[September 14]], 1951, Fr. Demetrios was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] [[Bishop]] of the Titular [[See]] of Olympus and served a district that included Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. From 1955 to 1968, Bishop  Demetrios served as the bishop of the district of San Francisco. Then, from 1968 to 1973, he served the district of Boston.
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==Sources==
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*[http://www.boston.goarch.org/about_us/past_bishops.html Past Bishops]
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*[http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F30710F93B55177B93C7A81782D85F458585F9 New Greek Bishop Consecrated Here]
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*[http://sf.goarch.org/metropolis/about_the_metropolis.html About the Metropolis of San Francisco]
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[[Category: Bishops]]

Revision as of 06:57, May 13, 2011

Demetrios (Makris) of Olympus

His Grace, Right Reverend Demetrios (Makris) of Olympus was a hierarch of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. He served as Bishop of Olympus in Boston, Massachusetts and in San Francisco, California.

Life

Demetrios T. Makris was born and educated in Greece, where he also entered the Holy Orders. Father Demetrios emigrated to the United States of America in 1938 and was assigned to St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1940, serving until 1994. While at St. Spyridon Church, Fr. Demetrios was instrumental in the purchase of the site of the present St. Spyridon Cathedral in Worcester.

He also taught at the Greek Orthodox Seminary in Pomfret, Connecticut, the predecessor institution to Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts, becoming a full time professor and then assistant dean. Fr. Demetrios was subsequently named chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America

On September 14, 1951, Fr. Demetrios was consecrated Bishop of the Titular See of Olympus and served a district that included Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. From 1955 to 1968, Bishop Demetrios served as the bishop of the district of San Francisco. Then, from 1968 to 1973, he served the district of Boston.

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