Spyridon
Archbishop of America  (1996-1999)

THE LEGACY

Biographical Profile of Archbishop Spyridon, former primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America

Preface by the author

◦   Archbishop Spyridon's Policies

◦   A Landscape of Decline

Author's introductory note to chapter "Uncompromising Orthodoxy"

◦   Participating in the Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue

◦   Orthodoxy at All Cost

◦   Redefining Orthodoxy in America

Address by Metropolitan Spyridon of Italy, Delegate of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, to the Extraordinary Synod of Roman Catholic Bishops of Europe dedicated to the re-evangelization of Europe (The Vatican - December 2, 1991)

Address by Metropolitan Spyridon of Italy, Delegate of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, at the 32nd Clergy-Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese (Chicago - July 7, 1994)

Assurance of Loyalty Offered by Archbishop Spyridon upon his Election to the Throne of the Archdiocese of America during the Ceremony of the Minor Announcement (Phanar - July 30, 1996)

The Role of Monasticism in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America - A Lecture delivered to Greek Orthodox Monastics in the USA (Monastery of St. Anthony, Florence, Arizona - March 16, 1998)

Author's introductory note to chapter "Reorienting Education"

◦   Orthodox Education

◦   From Then to 2005

Address to the Trustees of Hellenic College/Holy Cross School of Theology (New York - August 17, 1997)

"The Value of Greek Letters to the Greek Community of America" - Address delivered at the Greek Letters Day Luncheon in New York (January 31, 1999)

Introductory Remarks at the Press Conference for the Presentation of the "Rassias Report" made by the "Commission for Greek Education and Culture" (New York - May 27, 1999)

Author's introductory note to chapter "At the Helm of the Archdiocese"

First Archpastoral Message to the Bishops, the Clergy and the faithful of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (Constantinople - August 2, 1996)

Archbishop Spyridon's Enthronement Message (Cathedral Of The Holy Trinity, New York - September 21, 1996)

Luncheon Address Following the Enthronement celebration (New York - September 21, 1999)

Address to the Archdiocesan Council (New York - September 26, 1997)

Address to the Archdiocesan Council and the National Board of the Philoptochos Society (Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral New York - March 6,1998)

Address to the Executive Committee of the Archdiocesan Council (Orlando, Florida - July 3, 1998)

Address to the 34th Biennial Clergy-Laity of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese (Orlando, Florida - July 6, 1998)

Address to the Archdiocesan Council and the Philoptochos National Board (Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, New York -September 25,1998)

Address to the Archdiocesan Council and the Philoptochos National Board (Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, New York - February 26, 1999)

Archbishop Spyridon's Encyclical Letter to the faithful of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announcing his resignation from the archiepiscopal throne of America (August 19, 1999)

Author's Introductory Note to Chapter "Mounting the Lobby on National Issues"

Encyclical on new Cyprus tragedy (September 12, 1996)

Encyclical on the Celebration of March 25th (March 25, 1997)

Letter to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan on the 23rd anniversary of the Turkish invasion of the Republic of Cyprus (September 17, 1997)

Encyclical on the 75th anniversary of the Asia Minor Disaster (September 30, 1997)

Letter to President Clinton on the desecration of Greek Orthodox sites in Turkey (April 2, 1998)

Address at the Parthenon (Athens - February 11, 1999)

Archbishop Spyridon's Response to President Clinton's Address following the Signing of the Proclamation on Greek Independence Day (The White House - Oval Office - March 23, 1999)

Encyclical on the World Day of National Remembrance of Pontian Hellenism (May 19, 1999)

Letter of the Hellenic American Leaders & Organizations (HALO) to President Clinton on the 25th anniversary of the Turkish Invasion of the Republic of Cyprus (July 19, 1999)

Encyclical on the 25th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of the Republic of Cyprus (July 1999)

Confidential Reports to Constantinople

◦   Confidential report submitted to the Ecumenical Patriarch by Metropolitan Spyridon of Italy

(Venice, Italy - May 28, 1996)

◦   Confidential report submitted to the Ecumenical Patriarch by Archbishop Spyridon of America

(New York - August 27, 1998)

In Lieu of an Epilogue: "The Presence, Vitality, and Role of the Greek Orthodox Church in America" - Address by Archbishop Spyridon delivered at the University of Athens - February 11, 1999




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