Archbishop Demetrios to Attend Funeral of South Carolina Slain Pastor


NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, will travel to Charleston, S.C. tomorrow Friday Jun. 26, 2015, to attend the funeral of State Sen. Rev. Clementa Pinckney who was among the nine victims killed by a gunman last Wednesday inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.

The funeral service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. at TD Arena at the College of Charleston and President Obama will deliver the eulogy.

Due to this change, His Eminence will not attend, as previously scheduled, the Pan-Macedonian Association’ s Annual Convention, Opening Ceremony in Newton, Mass. Everything else remains the same.

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