- Georges Draconakis
Bishop Anthimos Draconakis was a hierarch of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (GOA). He died on May 29, 2015, at his home in West Yarmouth, Massachusetts.
The bishop was accused by Despina Gallas of having sexual contact with her. Gallas, the daughter of a GOA priest, says that she was a teenager, but over the age of majority, when the contact was first initiated.
Gallas sued the GOA and Draconakis. The lawsuit was dismissed on procedural grounds, without any findings as to the merits of the claim.
1954: Ordained deacon
1956: Ordained priest
1959: Raised to archimandrite
Worked in parishes in Belgium, studied at the Catholic University of Louvain
1960 to 1969: Worked in parishes in Berlin and Nuremberg in Archdiocese of Germany, later appointed vicar of the archdiocese
July, 1969: Appointed parish priest of Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Clinton, Massachusetts, continued his education at the Harvard Divinity School
July, 1971: Appointed dean of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, New York, NewYork
1977-1979: Bishop of Pittsburgh
April 1979-1982: Bishop of Boston, alleged to be sexually involved with Despina Gallas, 1979-1982
1983-1987: Bishop of Denver
September 28, 1987: PEOPLE Magazine runs “A Black Prince of the Church”
November 1988: Gallas lawsuit filed
July 3, 1991: Court dismisses Gallas case
July 13, 1992: Returned to active ministry, worked in the Metropolis of San Francisco