The Direct Archdiocesan District Council is the advisory and consultative body to the Archbishop and is concerned with the life and growth of the District, its ministries, institutions and financial condition.  It is comprised of the Archbishop, the Chancellor, eight (8) Clergy of the Direct Archdiocesan District and eight (8) Laity elected by the Direct Archdiocesan District Assembly as a whole, as well as appointees by the Archbishop from the Clergy and Laity totaling no more that eight (8) persons. Legal Counsel for the Direct Archdiocesan District may attend meetings of the District Council, at the request of the Archbishop. Its members shall serve for a two-year term commencing at the conclusion of each Congress.  The D.A.D. Council shall be convened at least twice annually by the Archbishop as well as in special session as he may determine. 

Officers of the Council

His Eminence Archbishop DEMETRIOS, President
His Grace Bishop Andonios of Phasiane, Chancellor
Rev. Fr. Panagiotis Papazafiropoulos, Assistant to the Chancellor
Mr. Larry Hotzoglou, St. Nicholas Church, Flushing, NY, Vice-President
Mr. Theodore Germanakos, Zoodochos Peghe Church, Bronx, NY, Treasurer
V. Rev. Fr. Chrysostomos Gilbert, Annunciation Church, New York, NY, Secretary 

Council Members | Clergy

Rev. Fr. Christopher Constantinides, St. Paul Cathedral, Hempstead, NY
Rev. Fr. Nicholas Dassouras, St. George Church, Norwalk, CT
Rev. Fr. Aristides Garinis, St. Nicholas Church, Flushing, NY
Rev. Fr. Demetrios Kazakis, St. Nicholas Chuch, West Babylon, NY
Rev. Fr. John Lardas, Archangel Michael Church, Port Washington, NY
Rev. Fr. Constantine Lazarakis, Kimisis Tis Theotokou Church, Southampton, NY
V. Rev. Fr. Nektarios Papazafiropoulos, St. Demetrios Cathedral, Astoria, NY
V. Rev. Fr. Eugene Pappas, Three Hierarchs Church, Brooklyn, NY
Rev. Fr. Nicholas Samaras, Sts. Constantine and Helen Church, West Nyack, NY
Rev. Fr. Elias Villis, Greek Orthodox Church of Our Savior, Rye, NY
Rev. Fr. John Vlahos, Holy Trinity Cathedral, New York, NY 

Council Members | Laity

Mr. Nicholas Balidis, Church of Our Savior, Rye, NY
Mr. Kyriakos Demou, Church of the Resurrection, Brookville, NY
Dr. Steven Gounardes, Holy Cross Church, Brooklyn, NY
Ms. Anna Nikolados, Holy Trinity Church, Hicksville, NY
Mrs. Barbara Thermos, Transfiguration of Christ Church, Mattituck, NY
Ms. Kalliopi Tsitsipas, Holy Trinity Church, Bridgeport, CT
Ms. Sophia Zarvos, Zoodochos Peghe Church, Bronx, NY
Mr. Harry Raptakis, St. Paul Cathedral, Hempstead, NY
Mrs. Lydia Vagelos-Callimanis, St. Spyridon Church, New York, NY
Mr. Kevin White, St. George Church, New York, NY 

Council Members | Ex-Officio

Rev. Fr. John Lardas, President, of the St. John Chrysostom DAD Clergy Syndesmos
Mrs. Jennifer Constantin, President, D.A.D. Philoptochos
Presvytera Diana Kazakis, D.A.D. Representative, National Sisterhood of Presvyteres
Mrs. Anna Dounelis, President, D.A.D. Federation of Greek Orthodox Musicians


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