Archbishop Iakovos, the present Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America bestowed upon him the title of Archimandrite in 1961.
Father Philip is eligible For elevation to the office of Bishop by the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate. Prior to coming to Holy Cross Community, Father Philip served the parish of St. Gerasimos, Manhattan, New York for ten years. While at St. Gerasimos, Father Phiiip continued his education towards his PhD at Bridgeport University, [[Bridgeport, Connecticut]] and Adelphi University of Garden City, [[Long Island, New York ]].
On August 1, 1982 he was ordained titular Bishop Dafnousion, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese.