The members of the Holy Provincial Synod of the Archdiocese of America will deliberate, chaired by the Archbishop Dimitrios, in Bota Raton, Florida, on February 18, 2019.
As part of the annual conference of the organization “Leadership 100”, the urgent topic of the crisis in the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Boston, will be exclusively discussed.
In the conference in Florida, the School’s Board of Trustees will discuss about Fr. Metropulos’ removal, in the end of the academic year.
As “National Herald” recently revealed, the situation in the School has worsened both economically, for it faces a serious problem, and in terms of the number of students, which is at its lowest level for years.
The Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco, while talking about the School, admitted in his interview on “National Herald”, on January 5, 2019, that “At this moment they are suffocating economically, to leave aside the rest. Every day I receive emails saying, ‘For God’s sake, we are suffocating’.”
Meanwhile, on Thursday, January 3, 2019, Synod members had an emergency teleconference about the School. The main topics were the economic issues and today’s president, Fr. Christopher Metropulos.
Although the teleconference lasted 45 minutes, they didn’t come to a decision. Archbishop Demetrios of America appears to have said to his cobishops, members of the Provincial Synod, that the subject will be discussed extensively in Florida, because he wants to look at them while talking.
Demetrios Katos, Dean of Hellenic College and Demetrios Skedros, Dean of School of Theology, resigned last June. “National Herald” has been informed that Mr. Katos has left the College, while Mr. Skedros has hold his position as a professor in the School.
Source: The National Herald | Translated by romfea.news