✠Saint James the Apostle

Beloved in the Lord,

At the request of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, and with the concurrence of the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Archdiocese, I wish to inform you that His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia will soon begin a new chapter in his ministry as Chief Secretary of the Synod for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. This position was previously held by His Grace Bishop Sevastianos of Zela who will be relocating to serve as Auxiliary Bishop under His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta.

His Grace Bishop Apostolos began his tenure with the Metropolis of San Francisco in November 2011 and has served most capably as Chancellor of our Metropolis for the past seven years. He established a strong rapport with the clergy and faithful, and was of great assistance to me both administratively and in maintaining an active schedule of pastoral visits, along with providing support for our priests and parishes.

It has been a blessing to have His Grace with us and, while we are sad to see him go, we know that he is following the Lord’s calling for his life and ministry. A farewell celebration is presently being scheduled and we will provide you with additional details as they are finalized so that our faithful can also extend their gratitude and good wishes to His Grace Bishop Apostolos as he continues his distinguished service in the Lord’s Vineyard.

Praying that your days may always be filled with God’s love, grace and peace, I remain,

With Love in Christ,
+ G E R A S I M O S
Metropolitan of San Francisco