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Nation IN BRIEF : NEW YORK : Patriarch Leads Greek Orthodox Rite

July 16, 1990|From Times staff and Wire reports

The Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church celebrated his first Sunday religious service in the United States before 1,200 worshipers who packed a Manhattan cathedral. Dimitrios I, 75, conducted the three-hour ceremony in the Byzantine-style Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. Of 250 million Orthodox Christians worldwide, 6 million live in the United States.

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