Archdiocese of Accra

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==Ruling Bishops==
 
==Ruling Bishops==
 
*[[Panteleimon (Lampadarios) of Antinoe|Panteleimon (Lampadarios)]]  1999 - 2004.
 
*[[Panteleimon (Lampadarios) of Antinoe|Panteleimon (Lampadarios)]]  1999 - 2004.
*[[Damaskinos (Papandreou) of Accra |Damaskinos (Papandreou)]]  2004-Present.   
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*[[Damaskinos (Papandreou) of Accra |Damaskinos (Papandreou)]]  2004-2010.   
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==Sources==
 
==Sources==
 
*[http://www.patriarchateofalexandria.com/index.php?module=content&cid=004001  Patriarchate of Alexandria Diocese website]
 
*[http://www.patriarchateofalexandria.com/index.php?module=content&cid=004001  Patriarchate of Alexandria Diocese website]
 
*[http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/resources/hierarchs/alexandria/current/bio_panteleimon_lampadarios_bishop_ghana.htm  ORI: Bishop Panteleimon (Lampadarios) of Ghana]
 
*[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]
  
 
==External link==
 
==External link==

Revision as of 08:26, October 9, 2010

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 1983. 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.

Ruling Bishops


Sources

External link

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