Iakovos Archbishop of America (July 29, 1911- April 10, 2005) was the GreekOrthodoxArchbishop of America from 1959 until his resignation on 1996. He was born on the island of Imbros. He died in Connecticut. July 29 is the 210th day (211th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 155 days remaining. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ... The Archdiocese of America, better known as the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, is a jurisdiction of the Eastern Orthodox Church under the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Location of Imbros Imbros, officially known as GÃ¶kÃ§eada (older name in Turkish: Ä°mroz; Greek: ÎÎ¼Î²ÏÎ¿Ï â Imvros), is the largest island of Turkey, part of Ãanakkale Province. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ...
ArchbishopIakovos died Sunday at Stamford Hospital from a pulmonary ailment, according to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
ArchbishopIakovos came into conflict with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the titular leader of world Orthodoxy, in 1994 after he convened a meeting of 29 bishops from the 10 North American branches of Eastern Orthodoxy.
ArchbishopIakovos was born in 1911 on the island of Imvros, Turkey.
IakovosArchbishop of America (1911- April 10, 2005) was the Greek OrthodoxArchbishop of America from 1959 until his resignation on 1996.
He died in Connecticut.The enthronement of ArchbishopIakovos on April 1,1959 at Holy Trinity Cathedral in New York City, ushered in a new era for the Greek Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. as the Archbishop was the first to be selected from the ranks of American clergy.
ArchbishopIakovos improved parish organizations, upgraded roles of the Archdiocesan Council, the Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress, the Ladies Philoptochos Society and the Orthodox Observer; introduced new Archdiocesan departments including Church and Society, Youth Ministry and encouraged the expansion of St. Michael's Home for Aged and Saint Basil Academy.
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