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Demetrios (Makris) of Olympus

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Demetrios T. Makris was born and educated in Greece, where he also entered the [[Holy Orders]]. Father Demetrios emigrated to the United States of America in 1938 and was assigned to St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1940, serving until 1994. While at St. Spyridon Church, Fr. Demetrios was instrumental in the purchase of the site of the present St. Spyridon Cathedral in Worcester.
He also taught at the Greek Orthodox Seminary in Pomfret, Connecticut, the predecessor institution to [[Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (Brookline, Massachusetts)|Greek Orthodox School of Theology]] in Brookline, Massachusetts, becoming a full time professor and then assistant dean. Fr. Demetrios was subsequently named [[chancellor ]] of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America
On [[September 14]], 1951, Fr. Demetrios was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] [[Bishop]] of the Titular [[See]] of Olympus and served a district that included Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. From 1955 to 1968, Bishop Demetrios served as the bishop of the district of San Francisco. Then, from 1968 to 1973, he served the district of Boston.

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