His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit
Consecrated: April 3, 1999 | Locum Tenens: June 2, 2017
Due to the falling asleep of His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago on June 2, 2017, Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit has been appointed to serve as Locum Tenens for the Metropolis of Chicago until a successor is elected, ordained and enthroned. This is in accordance with article 12 of the Charter of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
About His Eminence
Metropolitan Nicholas was elected as the Bishop of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Detroit by the Holy and Sacred Synod of Constantinople on Saturday, March 13, 1999. He was consecrated as Bishop on the Saturday of Lazarus, April 3, 1999, at the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Brooklyn, New York by Archbishop Spyridon, who was assisted by Metropolitan Maximos of Pittsburgh and Bishop Dimitri of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese. He was enthroned on Sunday, April 18, 1999 at the Annunciation Cathedral in Detroit, MI.
In 2002, His Eminence was elevated to the rank of Metropolitan by the Holy and Sacred Synod of Constantinople. This appointment came after the Holy and Sacred Synod of Constantinople elevated the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Detroit to the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Detroit. The Metropolis of Detroit has direct spiritual authority, supervision, and pastoral care over its clergy and parishes in seven states, including all of Michigan, Kentucky, and Arkansas, and parts of Indiana, upstate New York, Ohio, and Tennessee. Through his years of service at all levels to the Greek Orthodox Church, his educational background, and his deep and longstanding commitment to the Church, Metropolitan Nicholas has served, and continues to serve, a successful hierarchical ministry in the Metropolis of Detroit.