NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America received with sadness the news of the passing of one of the distinguished sons of the Church, an exemplary Christian, faithful to the Hellenic traditions, a bearer of the true Orthodox phronema and an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

Upon hearing the sad news, Archbishop Elpidophoros immediately offered a Trisagion in the chapel of the Archdiocese for the repose of the soul of the departed and ever-to-be remembered Dimitrios and prayed for his eternal rest among the saints. Following this, His Eminence communicated with the distinguished spouse of Dimitrios Kaloidis to whom he expressed his heartfelt condolences and the sadness of the church and the Omogenia.

The Archbishop stated the following:

“Dimitrios Kaloidis during his entire blessed life on earth, together with his distinguished spouse Georgia, gave a powerful witness in every event in the life of the Church and in the Greek community here in the USA. Dimitrios’ life was a life of successes, but also one of sacrifice and generosity towards his fellow human being, towards the Church, and towards God. A man full of love, complemented by the wisdom and love of his spouse, Dimitrios Kaloidis’ name will remain forever written with golden letters in the history pages of Hellenism, as well as in all the hearts of those who were the recipients of his beneficence and had the blessing of knowing him personally. May his memory be eternal. Today he is in the embrace of the ultimate Philanthropist, our Lord Jesus Christ.”