Archdiocese of Central Africa

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The Holy '''Archdiocese of Central Africa''' 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 countries of Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Congo-Brazzaville.
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The Holy '''Archdiocese of Central Africa''' 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 Democratic Republic of the Congo (the DRC) and the Congolese Republic (Congo-Brazzaville).
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==History==
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The Archdiocese of Central Africa was established in 1958 by the Patriarchate of Alexandria with [[Archbishop]] Kyprianos as the first ruling hierarch. He was succeeded by Bp. Nicodemus. In 1977, Bp. Timothy (Kontomeros) became the ruling [[bishop]] of the [[missionary]] activities of the [[diocese]] until his repose in 2003.
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In 2003, [[Archimandrite]] [[Ignatios (Madenlides) of Central Africa|Ignatios (Madenlidis)]], who had been a missionary in Kananga for twenty years, was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] as the Archbishop of Central Africa. After his resignation in 2010, Archimandrite [[Nikiforos (Mikragiannanitis) of Central Africa|Nikiforos (Mikragiannanitis)]]  was consecrated on [[October 24]], 2010 and enthroned in the Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas in Kinshasa on [[December 19]], 2010. <ref>[http://pa-imka.org/index.php/en/archbishopric-en/history-en  History of the Archdiocese]</ref>
  
 
==Ruling Bishops==
 
==Ruling Bishops==
*[[Timotheos of Central Africa|Timotheos]]  ?-2003
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*Archbishop Kyprianos  1958 - ?
*[[Ignatios (Madenlides) of Central Africa|Ignatios (Madenlides)]]  2003-Present
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*Nicodemus  ? - 1977
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*Metropolitan [[Timotheos of Central Africa|Timothy (Kontomeros)]]  1977-2003
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*Metropolitan [[Ignatios (Madenlides) of Central Africa|Ignatios (Madenlides)]]  2003-2010
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*Archbishop [[Nikiforos (Mikragiannanitis) of Central Africa|Nikiforos (Mikragiannanitis)]]  2010-Present
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==Reference==
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==See also==
 
==See also==
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==Further reading==
 
==Further reading==
*Demetrios Aslanidis and Monk Damascene Grigoriatis. ''[http://uncutmountain.com/index.php?/uncut/pages/apostle_to_zaire/ Apostle to Zaire: The Life & Legacy of Blessed Father Cosmas of Grigoriou].'' Uncut Mountain Press. 240pp. ISBN 9789608677814  
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*Demetrios Aslanidis and Monk Damascene Grigoriatis. ''[http://uncutmountain.com/index.php?/uncut/pages/apostle_to_zaire/ Apostle to Zaire: The Life & Legacy of Blessed Father Cosmas of Grigoriou].'' Uncut Mountain Press, 2001. 240pp. ISBN 9789608677814
  
==Source==
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==Sources==
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*[http://pa-imka.org/index.php/en/ The Official site of the Archdiocese of Central Africa of the Orthodox Church]
 
*[http://www.greekorthodox-alexandria.org/index.php?module=content&cid=004001 Patriarchate of Alexandria Archdiocese website]
 
*[http://www.greekorthodox-alexandria.org/index.php?module=content&cid=004001 Patriarchate of Alexandria Archdiocese website]
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*[http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/2010/10/the-ceremony-of-the-great-message-of-the-elected-metropolitan-mikiphoros-of-central-africa/  The Ceremony of the Great Message of the Elected Metropolitan Mikiphoros of Central Africa]
  
 
[[Category:Orthodoxy in Africa|Central Africa]]
 
[[Category:Orthodoxy in Africa|Central Africa]]
 
[[Category: Dioceses|Central Africa]]
 
[[Category: Dioceses|Central Africa]]
 
[[Category: Alexandria Patriarchate Dioceses|Central Africa]]
 
[[Category: Alexandria Patriarchate Dioceses|Central Africa]]

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The Holy Archdiocese of Central Africa 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 Democratic Republic of the Congo (the DRC) and the Congolese Republic (Congo-Brazzaville).

Contents

History

The Archdiocese of Central Africa was established in 1958 by the Patriarchate of Alexandria with Archbishop Kyprianos as the first ruling hierarch. He was succeeded by Bp. Nicodemus. In 1977, Bp. Timothy (Kontomeros) became the ruling bishop of the missionary activities of the diocese until his repose in 2003.

In 2003, Archimandrite Ignatios (Madenlidis), who had been a missionary in Kananga for twenty years, was consecrated as the Archbishop of Central Africa. After his resignation in 2010, Archimandrite Nikiforos (Mikragiannanitis) was consecrated on October 24, 2010 and enthroned in the Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas in Kinshasa on December 19, 2010. [1]

Ruling Bishops

Reference

  1. History of the Archdiocese

See also

Further reading

Sources

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