On Friday, November 11, His Eminence Nicholas, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, appointed Priest George Temidis (rector of the New Kursk Root Hermitage in Mahopac, NY) Secretary of the Diocesan Administration.
Still a layman, George G. Temidis was first elected to the Diocesan Council in 2006. In 2009, he was appointed chairman of the diocesan Insurance and Pension Commission, and several times served as the Council’s recording secretary.
On September 25, 2011, he was ordained to the diaconate by the ever-memorable Metropolitan Hilarion (Kapral), and on September 20, 2015 was ordained to the priesthood. In September 2018, he was appointed rector of the New Kursk Root Hermitage.
Fr. George’s predecessor in the role of diocesan secretary since 2018 was Metropolitan Nicholas himself, at that time still Bishop of Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, prior to his election as First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad.
Metropolitan Nicholas, the Diocesan Council, and the entire staff of the Diocesan Administration wish Fr. George God’s aid, and fortitude in his new duties!