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The Holy '''Diocese of Ghana''' is a [[diocese]] under the jurisdiction of the Greek Orthodox [[Church of Alexandria|Patriarchate of Alexandria]] and All Africa. Its territory includes the [[parish]]es and missions located in the nations of Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, and Gambia.
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The Holy '''Archdiocese of Accra''' is a [[diocese]] under the [[jurisdiction]] of the Greek Orthodox [[Church of Alexandria|Patriarchate of Alexandria]] and All Africa. Its territory includes the [[parish]]es and missions located in the nations of [[Ghana]], Ivory Coast, Liberia, [[Sierra Leone]], Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, and Gambia.  
  
The Diocese of Ghana was established by Patriarchal and Synodal decree in 1997.
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The missionary origins of the archdiocese date from the establishment of the Holy Metropolis of Accra and West Africa on [[January 23]], 1959.[[http://www.patriarchateofalexandria.com/index.php?module=news&action=list&catid=001]] The archdiocese was initially established as the '''Diocese of Ghana''' by a Patriarchal and Synodal decree in 1997. On [[November 30]], 1999, Bishop Panteleimon was elected the first [[bishop]] of Ghana and took up residence in the diocese on [[January 18]], 2000. In 2004, Bishop Damaskinos succeeded him as the diocesan bishop.
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On [[June 26]], 2008, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa opened the [[Seminary]] of the Holy Metropolis of Ghana to serve the theological education needs of the [[metropolis]].
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The Diocese of Ghana was elevated to an [[archdiocese]] with the title of Archdiocese of Accra by a Patriarchal decree on [[October 6]], 2009.
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==Archdiocese structure==
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The archdiocese is divided into five hierarchal districts:
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*The region of the broader area of Accra.
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*The region of central Ghana.
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*The region of eastern Ghana.
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*The region of Ashanti and Volta.
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*The region of the Ivory Coast.
  
 
==Ruling Bishops==
 
==Ruling Bishops==
*Unknown 1997 - 2004.
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*Efstathios Efstathopoulos  1959 - 1975
*Damaskinos (Papandreou) of Ghana 2004-Present   
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*[[Irenaeus (Talambekos) of Pilousion|Irenaeus (Talambekos)]]    1976 - 1990
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*[[Petros VII (Papapetrou) of Alexandria|Petros Papapetrou]]  1990 - 1997
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*[[Panteleimon (Lampadarios) of Antinoe|Panteleimon (Lampadarios)]] 1997 - 2004.
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*[[Damaskinos (Papandreou) of Accra |Damaskinos (Papandreou)]] 2004 - 2010. 
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*[[George (Vladimirou) of Accra|George (Vladimirou)]]  2010 – Present
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==Sources==
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*[http://www.patriarchateofalexandria.com/index.php?module=content&cid=004001 Patriarchate of Alexandria Diocese website]
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*[http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/resources/hierarchs/alexandria/current/bio_panteleimon_lampadarios_bishop_ghana.htm  ORI: Bishop Panteleimon (Lampadarios) of Ghana]
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*[http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/298657  New Orthodox Archbishop of Johannesburg and Pretoria  8 October 2010]
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*[http://orthodoxghana.org/  Holy Archbishopric of Accra] Archdiocese web site
  
==Source==
 
*[http://www.greekorthodox-alexandria.org/index.php?module=content&cid=0040021 Patriarchate of Alexandria Diocese website]
 
  
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==External link==
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*[http://www.ocmc.org/news.php?sub=news&action=topic&id=4  OCMC News item]
  
[[Category: Dioceses|Ghana]]
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[[Category:Orthodoxy in Africa|Accra]]
[[Category: Alexandria Patriarchate Dioceses|Ghana]]
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[[Category: Dioceses|Accra]]
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[[Category: Alexandria Patriarchate Dioceses|Accra]]

Latest revision as of 12:02, August 16, 2011

The Holy Archdiocese of Accra is a diocese under the jurisdiction of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. Its territory includes the parishes and missions located in the nations of Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, and Gambia.

The missionary origins of the archdiocese date from the establishment of the Holy Metropolis of Accra and West Africa on January 23, 1959.[[1]] The archdiocese was initially established as the Diocese of Ghana by a Patriarchal and Synodal decree in 1997. On November 30, 1999, Bishop Panteleimon was elected the first bishop of Ghana and took up residence in the diocese on January 18, 2000. In 2004, Bishop Damaskinos succeeded him as the diocesan bishop.

On June 26, 2008, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa opened the Seminary of the Holy Metropolis of Ghana to serve the theological education needs of the metropolis.

The Diocese of Ghana was elevated to an archdiocese with the title of Archdiocese of Accra by a Patriarchal decree on October 6, 2009.

Contents

Archdiocese structure

The archdiocese is divided into five hierarchal districts:

  • The region of the broader area of Accra.
  • The region of central Ghana.
  • The region of eastern Ghana.
  • The region of Ashanti and Volta.
  • The region of the Ivory Coast.

Ruling Bishops


Sources


External link

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