Bishop Gregory Is Elevated to Rank of Metropolitan!
JOHNSTOWN, PA -- [Diocesan Chancery] With great joy, the Diocesan Chancery has learned that the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople at its monthly meeting on August 29, 2018 voted to elevate His Grace, Bishop Gregory to the rank of Metropolitan.
His Grace, Bishop Gregory, in announcing the decision of the Holy and Sacred Synod to the Clergy and Faithful of the Diocese in a special Archpastoral Letter, expressed his gratitude in writing "... His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Holy and Sacred Synod have honored all of us. I am truly greatly humbled."
Further information regarding the official acceptance and bestowal ceremonies and directives for liturgical commemorations will be released by the Chancery in the near future.
May God Grant to His Servant our God Loving Bishop Gregory good health, peace and salvation, and continued fruitful service in the Vineyard of our Lord for Many Blessed Years! Eis Polla Eti Despota! AXIOS! AXIOS! AXIOS!