Bishop Demetrios to Visit East Moline Parish
BISHOP DEMETRIOS OF MOKISSOS WILL VISIT LOCAL GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH AND OFFICIATE SUNDAY SERVICES
EAST MOLINE, IL: Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, will visit Assumption Greek Orthodox Church at 4900 Kennedy Drive in East Moline at 10:00am on Sunday, March 12. Bishop Demetrios will preside at Sunday services and visit afterwards with the local Greek Orthodox community.
Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos serves as the Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, under the leadership of Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago. In his position, he travels throughout the Metropolis of Chicago to visit most of the parishes annually. He has received nationwide recognition for his human rights activities and interfaith outreach, including his leadership in ending the death penalty in Illinois, state resolutions calling for Religious Freedom for the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, and just last year for the official recognition by the United States of the Genocide by ISIS against the Christian minority population of Syria and Iraq.
The Eastern Orthodox Church is the second largest Christian denomination worldwide. The Metropolis of Chicago oversees all Greek Orthodox Parishes within Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, as well as large portions of Missouri and Indiana. You can find more information on His Grace Bishop Demetrios and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago on our website: www.chicago.goarch.org.