Archbishop Spyridon comments on Fr. Robert Stephanopoulos'
appointment to spearhead new ministry initiatives
(hospital, prison, homebound and campus ministries) in Manhattan

(January 21, 1999)

Commenting on these developments, the Archbishop said:

"These dreams have been in the minds of many for a long time. I was very gratified indeed to learn that Father Robert has served for many years in anticipation of such a development. Under the coordination of Father Robert, I feel we will be more than equal to the task of expanding the ministry of the Cathedral throughout our city, and provide a leadership model for others to follow. I also look forward to the clergy of the metropolitan area participating in this unique opportunity to bring these new initiatives to fruition."

[Orthodox Observer - February 5, 1999 - Page 4]