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The roughly 90-minute divine liturgy service at Kimisis Greek Orthodox Church is already steeped in tradition, with communion and song and the burning of incense, but there was one extra step Sunday morning.

Archbishop Demetrios was leading the service, and that meant the inclusion of a ceremony with candles to welcome the hierarch of the church. The 89-year-old descendant of the apostle Andrew, referred to as the “Greek Pope” by some parishioners, held up three candles in his right hand and two candles in his left — three for the “holy trinity,” and two to represent God as God and man.

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/local/2017/08/13/greek-pope-archbishop-demetrios/563513001/

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The roughly 90-minute divine liturgy service at Kimisis Greek Orthodox Church is already steeped in tradition, with communion and song and the burning of incense, but there was one extra step Sunday morning.

Archbishop Demetrios was leading the service, and that meant the inclusion of a ceremony with candles to welcome the hierarch of the church. The 89-year-old descendant of the apostle Andrew, referred to as the “Greek Pope” by some parishioners, held up three candles in his right hand and two candles in his left — three for the “holy trinity,” and two to represent God as God and man.

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/local/2017/08/13/greek-pope-archbishop-demetrios/563513001/

A beautiful service, although calling His Eminence the Greek Pope probably would make any Orthodox bishop from the Ecumenical Patriarch to the Moscow Patriarch to the actual Greek Pope of Alexandria and All Africa, to Archbishop Demetrios himself, cringe.  It would be nice if people could grasp the idea of a non-papal, episcopal ecclesiology.
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At one time it was a more common term for bishops, if I recall correctly. A bit confusing today though.
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At one time it was a more common term for bishops, if I recall correctly. A bit confusing today though.

Aren't "pope" and "bishop" just two different translations of the same word?

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At one time it was a more common term for bishops, if I recall correctly. A bit confusing today though.

Aren't "pope" and "bishop" just two different translations of the same word?

That would be a stretch. More likely that pope is a form of father.
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The roughly 90-minute divine liturgy service at Kimisis Greek Orthodox Church is already steeped in tradition, with communion and song and the burning of incense, but there was one extra step Sunday morning.

Archbishop Demetrios was leading the service, and that meant the inclusion of a ceremony with candles to welcome the hierarch of the church. The 89-year-old descendant of the apostle Andrew, referred to as the “Greek Pope” by some parishioners, held up three candles in his right hand and two candles in his left — three for the “holy trinity,” and two to represent God as God and man.

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/local/2017/08/13/greek-pope-archbishop-demetrios/563513001/


Perhaps the newspaper isn't totally at fault?
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Reporters are pitiful. Same goes for science journalism. There's a particular brand of being cockily wrong. I think it's the product of reporters feeling superior to their readers and subjects.

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