Beloved in the Lord,

The clergy and lay leaders of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco will have the opportunity to gather virtually for the 2022 Metropolis Clergy-Laity Assembly utilizing the Zoom platform. This annual meeting provides a forum for the leadership of all our communities to deliberate on important matters for our Metropolis and our Archdiocese and engage in dialogue and fellowship to enrich our common ministry. The Assembly will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. PDT on Friday, March 18, and will conclude at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2022.

The theme for this year’s Assembly is “EQUIPPED: Building Up the Body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:12), and will provide practical insights into how our parishes can build up their congregations amidst the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, and encouraging active participation in worship and ministries. There will also be the annual review of the Metropolis finances, the presentation and approval of the 2022 Metropolis Budget, and the election of Metropolis and Archdiocesan Council members.

Online registration is now open and we are requesting full representation from each of our parishes. Registration is complimentary for all our parish delegates as this will be a virtual event.

Please review the agenda and register online today. Your timely response is requested by Friday, March 4, 2022. Please plan your schedules accordingly so that you may fully participate in this Assembly and benefit from the valuable presentations and information that will be offered.

Beseeching the Lord that He may continue to bless you with His grace, peace and love, always protecting you with His Mighty hand, I remain,

With Love in Christ,
+ G E R A S I M O S
Metropolitan of San Francisco

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Friday, March 18, 2022

  • 12:30 p.m. Online Check-in (Zoom)
  • 1:00 p.m. Welcome – His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco

    Archpastoral Greeting – His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America

    Featured Presentation: “EQUIPPED: Building Up the Body of Christ”
  • 4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks and Benediction – His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco

Saturday, March 19, 2022

  • 10:00 a.m. Opening Prayer Service
  • Keynote Address – His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco
  • Appointment of Presiding Officer and Secretary
  • Youth Protection
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Metropolis Financial Report: Year-End 2021
  • Clergy-Laity Assembly Resumes
  • Metropolis Council Report
  • Metropolis Financial Presentation 2022
    –Total Commitment
    –2022 Metropolis Budget
    –Review Engagement
    –Election of two members for Audit Committee
  • Election of Metropolis and Archdiocesan Council Members
  • New Business
  • 3:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
    Benediction and Adjournment – His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco

Who Can Attend?

As specified in the 2019 Uniform Regulations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, each parish is expected to have four delegates in attendance at the Clergy-Laity Assembly, comprised of the following:

  1. The Parish Priest.
  2. The President of the Parish Council, and in his or her absence the Vice President, or in his or her absence any member of the Parish Council designated by it.
  3. Two members of the Parish elected by the Parish Assembly.

There is no cost to attend this year’s virtual Clergy-Laity Assembly, however online registration is required to obtain secure Zoom login credentials. Registration Deadline: Friday, March 4, 2022. An information packet and the Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants no later than Monday, March 14.

If you have any questions, please contact or call the Metropolis Office at 415-753-3075.