Archbishop Demetrios of America to Speak

News Story: November 5, 2009
His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios of America, will present a lecture on “St. Paul, the Apostle of Joy” at Sacred Heart University’s Chapel of the Holy Spirit. The address, which is open to the public at no charge, will take place on Wednesday, December 9th, at 2 P.M.

Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, the Greek-born Archbishop earned his doctorate in New Testament and Christian Origins from Harvard University and a second doctorate in Theology from the University of Athens. He was consecrated a bishop just three years after his priestly ordination in 1964. For more than a decade, he was a professor of Biblical Studies at the Holy Cross School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts, where he taught many of the nation’s Greek Orthodox clergy. Sacred Heart University bestowed an honorary Doctor of Humane letters degree on His Eminence in 2005.

“St. Paul, the Apostle of Joy” is the culmination of a special year-long observance of the bi-millennial anniversary of the birth of St. Paul marked by both the Catholic and Orthodox Churches. It is presented in celebration of Sacred Heart University’s new Chapel of the Holy Spirit, which was dedicated on September 27th, and to honor the 10th anniversary of the Archbishop as head of the Greek Orthodox Church of America. It is cosponsored by The Human Journey, the Cardinal Spidlik Center for Ecumenical Understanding, and Orthodox Clergy Fellowships and the congregations they represent.