Special to The National Herald
Archbishop Ieoronymos of Athens and All Greece will visit the U.S. from May 15-21 upon the invitation of Archbishop Demetrios of America. His Beatitude will start his visit in Boston where Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology will honor him with an honorary of Theology Degree. He then will visit New York where he will officiate at the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Trinity Archdiocesan Cathedrals.
It is the first time in more than 50 years that a Primate of the Church of Greece will visit the Greek-American Community.Archbishop Ieronymos has offered Church land to prospective farmers during Greece’s ongoing economic crisis and as the Church has set up kitchens to feed the growing numbers of homeless and people who can’t afford to feed themselves or their families. And as Greece witnesses a surge in racist attacks, particularly against immigrants, he spoke out. “The church loves all people, including those who are black, white or non-Christians,” he said, adding that, “The Church has its path to follow and does not need anyone to protect it”.