Archbishop Elpidophoros of America has appointed the Rev. Protopresbyter Alexander Karloutsos to be the Vicar General of the Holy Archdiocese of America.
The office of Vicar General is an extraordinary office, one which is used only at the discretion of the Archbishop. The last Vicar General of the Archdiocese served under the late and blessed Archbishop Iakovos.
Speaking of the appointment, His Eminence said: “Father Alex, as he is known to all, has served our Holy Archdiocese and Ecumenical Patriarchate with distinction for over forty years.
“His service as Vicar General recognizes his unique abilities and role to advance the mission of the Church. I look forward to his continuing fruitful ministry to our Church.”
Father Karloutsos and Xanthi Karloutsos were the recipients of the 2018 Athenagoras Human Rights Award in October of 2018.
The couple was recognized for their exceptional service and devotion to the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and their beloved Dormition Church of the Hamptons, in addition to their extensive philanthropic work around the world.