Demetrios (Makris) of Olympus

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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 1944. 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 the First Archdiocesan 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 fourth district of San Francisco. Then, from 1968 to 1973, he served the third district of Boston.

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