Author: Staff

CHICAGO, IL – Rev. James Dokos, a Greek Orthodox priest who has been charged with stealing more than $110,000 from a $1.2 million trust fund that he oversaw at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Milwaukee, WI, tentatively reached a plea bargain with prosecutors on February 10, the Chicago Tribune reported. Dokos was charged with spending the money on himself and on family members, and […]

Author: John Keilman

A Greek Orthodox priest charged with stealing more than $110,000 from a church trust fund has reached a tentative plea deal with prosecutors, authorities said Wednesday. The Rev. James Dokos, who lives in Chicago, is accused of taking the money from a $1.2 million fund he controlled at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Milwaukee and […]

Author: Staff

KNOXVILLE, TN – Constantine D. Christodoulou, the former treasurer of the St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Knoxville begins serving the first part of a 10-year sentence in a Knox County jail this month, following his guilty plea last week to stealing over $400,000 from the Church’s coffers, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported. Knox County […]

Author: Todd Shields, Pioneer Press

Parish leaders and the new priest of a Glenview church are reaching out to members after their former priest was charged with felony theft stemming from his time presiding over a Milwaukee church. The Rev. Panagiotis Boznos, who was named priest at Sts. Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church in August 2014, said his congregation […]

Author: Theodore Kalmoukos

MILWAUKEE– Rev. Angelo Artemas is leaving the Annunciation parish in Milwaukee, WI after three years of service there. He succeeded Rev. James Dokos, who has been charged for theft from the trust of a former parishioner. Fr. Artemas refused to cover up the problem as was the wish of his superiors, and he sent his […]

Author: Staff

Statement of the Metropolis of Chicago Clergy Syndesmos During the course of the last few weeks, our hierarchs and the Metropolis of Chicago have come under attack by a series of letters and media articles designed to paint them as incompetent and blind shepherds of the truth. We, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago Clergy […]

Author: Lisa Black

A priest who rebelled against his superiors in the Chicago Greek Orthodox Church by supporting his parish’s pursuit of a criminal investigation into another clergy member will leave his position at the end of June. The Rev. Angelo Artemas, who formerly led Sts. Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Glenview, confirmed that he was […]

Author: Nick Bohr

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago denies any retribution MILWAUKEE —The Greek Orthodox Church is responding to claims it retaliated against a Milwaukee pastor. A pastor at the Milwaukee’s Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church said he’s being forced out after exposing embezzlement allegations against a former priest. As WISN 12 News previously reported, the Rev. James Dokos is […]

Author: Nick Bohr

MILWAUKEE —A bishop is under investigation on allegations he tried to intimidate a pastor at Milwaukee’s Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. That pastor said he’s being forced out after exposing embezzlement allegations against a former pastor. As WISN 12 News previously reported, the Rev. James Dokos is awaiting trial on theft charges. Now, the priest who […]

Author: Staff

(WBIR-Knoxville) Investigators are looking at two possible causes for Sunday’s fire that heavily damaged Saint George Greek Orthodox Church. It’s possible a candle could have started the blaze. Or, perhaps an electrical short up in the choir loft may have been to blame. Three teams have been looking at the fire damage – from the […]