The National Herald - January 24, 1998
Archbishop Reshuffles New York Cathedral Board
NEW YORK (The National Herald) -. Archbishop Spyridon of America this week
proceeded to appoint a new President and Parish Council at the Holy Trinity
Archdiocesan Cathedral in New York, confirming reports of the upcoming changes
published in The National Herald three weeks ago.
Spyridon replaced President Emanuel Demos with businessman Elias Kouloukountis.
He also did not renew the appointments of Demetrios Kostaras, Peter Kourides,
George Tsandikos, Maria Lyras, Froso Beys, Helen Bender.
Among the new appointees are judge Milonas and Dr. Kleopoulos. The National
Herald has learned that the name of Fani Petalides - Holiday was included
in the initial list, but at the last minute the Archbishop decided against
The President and the members of the board of the Archdiocesan Cathedral
are not elected by the members as is the case in every other Parish and Cathedral
of the Archdiocese. Instead they are appointed directly by the Archbishop,
a longstanding policy that Spyridon chose to continue.
Some of the members whose tenure was not renewed had questioned Rev. Gabriel
Karambis, who serves at the Archdiocese, about the expenditure of $350,000
from the permanent fund of the Cathedral to renovate apartments at the adjacent
Cathedral Towers in which the clerical employees of the Archdiocese, including
Karambis himself, live. Fr. Karambis said that in spending the money he was
executing a directive by Spyridon and that the Archbishop does not need
permission for it.
[ The National Herald - January 24, 1998 - p. 1 ]
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