Bishop Demetrios is a spiritual leader of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago. He is also one of the first Orthodox clergies in the United States to address the issues that were caused by the AIDS crises when he founded the “Bishop’s Task Force on AIDS”. In addition to his commendable work in raising awareness of AIDS, he has been acknowledged for many other things like his work to end the death penalty in Illinois. He has been a leader in the movement in Illinois to oppose the death penalty. He worked with other faith leaders to ensure that the Governor of Illinois issued a moratorium on executions in the state.
Bishop Demetrios was ordained to the priesthood in 1992 and elevated to the rank of Archimandrite by Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago in 1995. Since then, he served as an assistant and deacon to the bishop. In 2006, he was considered as the Bishop of Mokissos, and in 2013, he was Chancellor of the Holy Metropolis of Chicago.
Bishop Demetrios has also contributed to many publications including:
- Echoes From Calvary: Meditations on Franz Joseph Haydn’s Seven Last Words of The Christ (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc, 2005), edited by Richard Young
- The Revolution: A Field Manual for Changing Your World (Relevant Books, 2006), edited by Heather Zydek