In Memory and Honor

Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America

  • Ordained to the Priesthood in 1940

  • Ordained as Bishop of Melita in 1954

  • Enthroned as Archbishop on April 1, 1959

  • Reposed on April 10, 2005

The enthronement of Archbishop Iakovos on April 1, 1959 at Holy Trinity Cathedral in New York City ushered in a new era for Greek Orthodoxy in America.....

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Metropolitan Silas

His Eminence Metropolitan Silas

Date of Election:

September 13, 1960

Date of Consecration: October 9, 1960

Fell Asleep in the Lord: December 12, 2000

His Grace, Bishop Silas of Amphipolis was elected as the first Bishop of the Diocese of New Jersey and in 1979, was elevated by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to Titular Metropolitan of New Jersey. His Excellency, Metropolitan Silas continued his service to the Diocese as its spiritual leader until his elevation by the Ecumenical Patriarchate as Metropolitan of Saranta Ekklesion and his retirement in 1996.

Bishop George

His Grace Bishop George of New Jersey

Consecration as Bishop of Komanon: June 13, 1998

Election as Bishop of New Jersey: March 13, 1999

Fell Asleep in the Lord: November 22, 1999

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