Bishop Demetrios Visits Decatur Parish
BISHOP DEMETRIOS OF MOKISSOS VISITS LOCAL GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH AND OFFICIATES SUNDAY SERVICES
DECATUR, IL: Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, visited Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church on Sunday, March 26. Bishop Demetrios presided over Sunday services and visited 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.