HIS EMINENCE METROPOLITAN PROTERIOS OF PTOLEMAIS

 

Hierarchical Sees:

Metropolitan of Ptolemais (2004-)

Metropolitan of Dar-es-Salaam and Tanzania (2001-2004)

Date of Consecration:

March 3, 2001

Date of Election:

February 22, 2001

Date of Ordination to the Priesthood:

1972

Date of Ordination to the Diaconate:

1972

Date of Birth:

1946

Full Name:

Stylianos Pavlopoulos

 

BIOGRAPHY:

His Eminence Proterios Metropolitan of Ptolemais (Upper Egypt), known in the world as Stylianos Pavlopoulos, was born in Koronos, Naxos in 1946. He studied at Higher Faculty of the University of Athens. He completed post-graduate Patristic studies at Durham University in England. He was ordained Deacon and Priest in 1972 by His Eminence Dr Methodios of Axum. He served in Ethiopia, Malta, England, South Africa and Greece. In the above positions he served as Chancellor, Hierarchal Vicar, Preacher, Missionary, Catechist, establishing churches and schools and becoming a Director of teaching, developing much pastoral and philanthropic activity. On 22nd February 2001 he was unanimously elected as Archbishop of the newly-created Archdiocese of Dar Es Salaam, Eastern Tanzania, by the Holy Synod and consecrated by His Beatitude on 3rd March 2001. On October 27, 2004 he was elected Metropolitan of Ptolemais.

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