There had been rumors and rumblings that Auxiliary Bishops were going to be appointed for several Metropolitans of the Greek Archdiocese. Now, it is starting, even without a mention of the ordination date:http://www.goarch.org/en/news/NewsDetail.asp?id=1658
New Auxiliary Bishop Elected
October 31, 2006
New York, NY - His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America announces on behalf of the Holy Eparchial Synod, the unanimous election by the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of the Very Reverend Archimandrite Demetrios Kantzavelos, Chancellor of the Holy Metropolis of Chicago, as an Auxiliary Bishop to the Holy Archdiocese of America, Ã¢â‚¬Å“presently for the needs of the Holy Metropolis of Chicago, with the high title of the once renown diocese of Mokissos.Ã¢â‚¬Â
On the announcement of the election, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America said: Ã¢â‚¬Å“I congratulate the newly elected bishop and I wholeheartedly wish him a fruitful and creative service in his new most sacred mission. May he have the permanent support of God in his labors for the good of the Church and for the glory of God.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The election announcement from the Ecumenical Patriarchate is as follows:
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America,
We inform your most beloved Eminence that following a dully executed election in the Most Sacred Patriarchal Church, the Reverend Archimandrite Demetrios Kantzavelos was elected unanimously auxiliary Bishop to the Holy Archdiocese of America, presently for the needs of the Holy Metropolis of Chicago, with the high title of the once renown diocese of Mokissos. Congratulations.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
Fanar, 30 October 2006.