SAN FRANCISCO LOSES THE GREEK CATHEDRAL

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Synod Decides to Establish Headquarters in Cleveland or Pittsburgh.

CLEVELAND, Dec. 19. – The Leader tomorrow will say: A movement has been on foot for some time to bring the headquarters of the Greek Catholic church in America to Cleveland. The effort seems to be about successful, for at the meeting of the synod, held in New York a few days ago, it was decided to move the cathedral from San Francisco, where it has been for years, to either Cleveland or Pittsburgh. Bishop Tikhon, who has charge in North America, favors Cleveland.

A point in Cleveland’s favor in being chosen as the location for the new headquarters is that the Greek church in this city has already purchased ten acres of ground in a comparatively central location. On the other hand, it will be necessary to raise a large sum of money and to do this calls will be made upon local wealthy citizens and upon prominent members of the Greek church throughout the United States.

The San Francisco Call, Saturday, December 20, 1902, p. 2.

Reprinted in the Holy Trinity Cathedral LIFE, Vol. 3, No. 4, December 1995.