The Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, presiding His Grace, Bishop Apostolos of Medeia, at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Upper Darby, PA.
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Bishop Apostolos of Medeia
Bishop Apostolos was elected auxiliary Bishop of Medeia and was ordained by Archbishop Demetrios, former of America, and members of the Holy Eparchial Synod. Bishop Apostolos, the Chief Secretary of the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Archdiocese of America, serves as the Spiritual Advisor to the National Philoptochos following in the steps of His Grace Bishop Sevastianos of Zela and His Grace Bishop Andonios of Phasiane, both of whom had served in the post.
Bishop Apostolos studied at the Ecclesiastical School of Patmos, where he majored in Orthodox Byzantine music and hymnology. He received his theological and pastoral education at the University of Thessaloniki, earning a Master of Divinity degree. He then was named Dean of Annunciation Cathedral in Rhodes. He came to the United States in 2002 and attended Boston University School of Theology, receiving a Master of Sacred Theology degree.
Bishop Apostolos served for eight years as the presiding priest at St. Demetrios Cathedral in Astoria. In October 2011, he was appointed as the San Francisco Metropolis Chancellor. During his tenure in San Francisco, he was elected Auxiliary Bishop of Medeia. He also served the Massachusetts parishes of Annunciation, Brockton, St. George, Southbridge, and Sts. Anargyroi in Marlboro before his assignment to Astoria.