Spoken by the HON. CAROLYN B. MALONEY of New York in the House of Representatives on Thursday, March 24, 1994
Mr. Speaker, I am deeply saddened to rise today to inform my colleagues of the tragic deaths of two distinguished coworkers of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the Archimandrite Germanos Stavropoulos, chancellor, and Protopresbyter Dimitrios Frangos, chief secretary. The two priests were killed in an auto accident in New York on March 17.
Father Stavropoulos was born August 14, 1942, in New York City. He attended Immaculate Conception School in Jamaica, NY, before enrolling at St. Francis Xavier High School. After graduating, Father Stavropoulos matriculated at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA, earning his theology degree in 1966. He subsequently earned his licentiate degree after 3 years of study at the University of Athens School of Theology. Father Stavropoulos returned to the United States in 1971. During the next 22 years he served at various times as the respected pastor of the Holy Cross Church in Southfield, MI; the Assumption Church in Danbury, CT; the St. George Church in East Norwalk, CT--where he was the driving force behind the construction of a new Byzantine-style edifice--and finally the Zoodohos Peghe Church in the Bronx. In 1983, Father Stavropoulos was named administrative assistant for the New Jersey Diocese. In September 1992, he became chancellor of the archdiocese. He is survived by his mother, Ethel Stavropoulos of Jamaica Estates, NY, and a sister, Sylvia Christakos of Essex Fells, NJ, as well as many other friends and relatives.