Protopresbyter George Passias

Protopresbyter George Passias was a priest in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (GOA), Archdiocesan District. In 2013 he was the presiding priest at Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in New York, New York.

Passias was suspended for sexual misconduct with Ethel Bouzalas on September 16, 2015. Bouzalas was an adult female parishioner at Saint Spyridon, as well as the priest’s goddaughter.

The GOA’s Synod of Bishops voted to defrock the priest in 2015, and that decision was upheld by the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate on November 29, 2015.