The Holy Synod acted on the retirement request of Archbishop DMITRI. As part of his many years of ministry, he served as the administrator of the Albanian Archdiocese, and as such had occasion to visit our parish.
The Synod’s statement is as follows:
"With gratitude to God for his service and with profound respect, although regretting his absence from our midst, the Holy Synod of Bishops of The Orthodox Church in America accepts the request for retirement of His Eminence DMITRI, Archbishop of Dallas and the South, effective 31 March, 2009. It is the prayer of the Bishops of The Orthodox Church in America that the Lord will grant many years to His Eminence, Archbishop DMITRI. In retirement, his title will be 'Former Archbishop of Dallas and the South.'"