METROPOLITAN PANTELEIMON OF THESSALONIKI

 

Hierarchical Sees

Metropolitan of Thessaloniki (1974-)

Bishop of Samos and Ikaria (1965-1974)

Date of Elevation to Metropolitan:

1974

Date of Consecration:

1965

Date of Ordination to the Priesthood:

1951

Date of Ordination to the Diaconate:

1950

Date of Birth:

1925

Full Name:

Panteleimon Chrysofakis

 

Biography

His Eminence Metropolitan Panteleimon (Chrysofakis) was born in 1925 in Athens. He has studied Theology and he has done postgraduate studies in the Roman-Catholic Institute in Paris and in the University of Sorbonne. He was ordained a deacon in 1950 and a priest in 1951. He was elected and ordained as Bishop of Samos and Ikaria in 1965. In 1974, he was transferred in the Metropolis of Thessaloniki. He is the writer of many books. In 1996, the Department of Theology of the University of Thessaloniki awarded him a honorary Doctor's degree.

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