New York.- Archbishop Demetrios of America has appointed Rev. Dr. Frank Marangos as the Executive Director of Communications for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Fr. Marangos leaves his current position as Director of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America where he served since 1997.
As Executive Director of Communications, Fr. Marangos will directly oversee and coordinate the work of the Department of Communications staff and offices consisting of the Office of News, Information and Public Relations, the Orthodox Observer, Internet Ministries, and GOTelecom (Greek Orthodox Telecommunications). In addition, Fr. Marangos will serve as the official spokesperson for the Archdiocese and will facilitate the communications efforts of all the Archdiocese ministry departments.
For the past 27 years, Fr. Marangos has served with dedication and pastoral care the Archdiocese in various capacities: As pastor of the St. Mark Church, Boca Raton, FL (1989-1997); of the Annunciation Church, Pensacola, FL (1983-1989); and of the Annunciation Church, Houston, TX (1979-1983); as Youth Director of the Denver Diocese, as Religious Education Director of the Atlanta Diocese, and as the Religious Education Director of the Archdiocese and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. He has authored numerous articles for theological publications, and he is the executive editor and publisher of Praxis Magazine.
He has received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Hellenic College and holds a Master of Divinity Degree with honors from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology since 1979. Recently certified as a Distance Learning Leader from the United States Distance Learning Association, Fr. Marangos also holds a doctorate of education, Ed.D., with honors in Adult Education from Nova Southeastern University, Fischler Graduate School of Education and Human Services, Miami, FL, and a doctorate of ministry, D.Min. with honors in Christian Education from Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.
Fr. Marangos was ordained to the deaconate in January 1979 and to the priesthood in June 1979. He was awarded the Patriarchal Cross by His All Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew in March 2001, and was elevated to the rank of Protopresbyter by Archbishop Demetrios in 2002.
Archbishop Demetrios made the following remarks upon Fr. Marangos’ appointment to his new position:
“The appointment of the Rev. Father Dr. Frank Marangos to the position of the Executive Director of Communications of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America constitutes a significant step of progress in our sacred work of the dissemination of the Gospel message through the various means of communications. He comes to the Archdiocese with valuable experience after serving for many years with dedication and distinction in various Church positions. He always has been a methodical planner and a successful user of the appropriate modern tools for the accurate transmission of Christian knowledge and Orthodox information. He has been a successful communicator, a sensitive listener to the voices of our contemporary world, and a promoter of the teachings of the Orthodox Faith and the Hellenic Tradition by oral, electronic, or printed means.
We welcome him and pray for the continuation of his offering to God and to the Church in his new position.”