His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America
Distinguished Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Origins
Lic.Th., University of Athens
Th.D., University of Athens
Ph.D., Harvard University
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios was elected Archbishop of America on August 19, 1999, by the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate convened by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. He was enthroned at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York City on Saturday, September 18, 1999 and is the sixth Archbishop of America since the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese was established in 1922.
Archbishop Demetrios is a distinguished scholar in the area of New Testament and Early Christian origins. From 1984 to 1993 he was a full-time faculty member of Holy Cross teaching courses in the Old and New Testament, Early Christian Literature, and Gnosticism. During the same period he was invited to join the faculty of the Divinity School of Harvard University as Visiting Professor of New Testament in 1984-85 and again from 1988 to 1989.