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[[Image:ArchOfAthens.jpg|frame|right|His Beatitude Christodoulos of Athens]]__NOTOC__His Beatitude '''Christodoulos (Paraskevaides), Archbishop of Athens and All Greece''' is the current [[primate]] of the [[Church of Greece]].
His Beatitude '''Christodoulos (Paraskevaides), Archbishop of Athens and All Greece''' is the current [[primate]] of the [[Church of Greece]].
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Christodoulos was born at Xanthi in 1939. In 1962 he graduated from the School of Law and in 1967 from the School of Theology. In 1961 he was [[ordination|ordained]] [[deacon]], and [[priest]] in 1965. He served as a preacher and senior spiritual father at the church of Assumption of the Virgin Mary at Palaio Phalero for nine years, and, for seven years he served as a Secretary of the [[Holy Synod]]. He took part in many religious missions abroad. He is a Doctor of Theology, he has a degree in French and English, and he also speaks Italian and German. He is the author of many scientific and constructive books. He has been writing articles in religious press and in dailies.  
 
Christodoulos was born at Xanthi in 1939. In 1962 he graduated from the School of Law and in 1967 from the School of Theology. In 1961 he was [[ordination|ordained]] [[deacon]], and [[priest]] in 1965. He served as a preacher and senior spiritual father at the church of Assumption of the Virgin Mary at Palaio Phalero for nine years, and, for seven years he served as a Secretary of the [[Holy Synod]]. He took part in many religious missions abroad. He is a Doctor of Theology, he has a degree in French and English, and he also speaks Italian and German. He is the author of many scientific and constructive books. He has been writing articles in religious press and in dailies.  
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He was elected [[Metropolitan]] of Demetrias in 1974 and [[Archbishop]] of Athens and all [[Church of Greece|Greece]] in 1998.  
 
He was elected [[Metropolitan]] of Demetrias in 1974 and [[Archbishop]] of Athens and all [[Church of Greece|Greece]] in 1998.  
  
:''"Christodoulos [has] often stirred controversy with politically tinged statements. He was instrumental in attempts to improve ties with the Catholic Church; in 2001, Christodoulos received in Athens Pope John Paul II - the first pope to visit Greece in nearly 1,300 years - ignoring loud protests from Orthodox zealots. He followed up last year [2006] with a historic visit to the Vatican, where he and Pope Benedict XVI signed a joint declaration calling for inter-religious dialogue and restating opposition to abortion and euthanasia. In Greece, politicians accused the archbishop of meddling in their affairs, angered by his vocal criticism of everything from homosexuality and globalization to Turkey's efforts to join the European Union and a recent government effort to tone down nationalism in school history books."'' ([http://www.orthodoxnews.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=WorldNews.one&content_id=16478&CFID=82931385&CFTOKEN=41994833 1])
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:''"Christodoulos [has] often stirred controversy with politically tinged statements. He was instrumental in attempts to improve ties with the [[Roman Catholic|Catholic Church]]; in 2001, Christodoulos received in Athens [[Pope]] [[John Paul II]]—the first pope to visit Greece in nearly 1,300 years—ignoring loud protests from Orthodox zealots. He followed up last year [2006] with a historic visit to the Vatican, where he and Pope [[Benedict XVI]] signed a joint declaration calling for inter-religious dialogue and restating opposition to [[abortion]] and [[euthanasia]]. In Greece, politicians accused the archbishop of meddling in their affairs, angered by his vocal criticism of everything from [[homosexuality]] and globalization to Turkey's efforts to join the European Union and a recent government effort to tone down nationalism in school history books."'' {{ref|1}}
  
 
In June 2007 the Archbishop was diagnosed with liver and colon cancer after undergoing intestinal surgery in Athens. He then waited 50 days in Miami for a compatible liver to become available, however the transplant was halted in October 2007 after tumors were found in the archbishop's abdominal cavity.
 
In June 2007 the Archbishop was diagnosed with liver and colon cancer after undergoing intestinal surgery in Athens. He then waited 50 days in Miami for a compatible liver to become available, however the transplant was halted in October 2007 after tumors were found in the archbishop's abdominal cavity.
  
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==Source==
 
==Source==
 
*[http://www.ecclesia.gr/english/archbishop/index.html Official biography]
 
*[http://www.ecclesia.gr/english/archbishop/index.html Official biography]
  
==External link==
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*{{note|1}} [http://www.orthodoxnews.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=WorldNews.one&content_id=16478&CFID=82931385&CFTOKEN=41994833 Greek Church Leader's Transplant Stopped] by Rasha Madkour, Associated Press. October 8, 2007.
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==External links==
 
*[http://orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/resources/hierarchs/greece/current.htm#christodoulos_archbishop Listing] at the Orthodox Research Institute
 
*[http://orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/resources/hierarchs/greece/current.htm#christodoulos_archbishop Listing] at the Orthodox Research Institute
 
===Addresses/Speeches===
 
===Addresses/Speeches===
* ''"[http://www.ecclesia.gr/English/archbishop/speeches.asp?cat_id=&id=483&what_main=3&what_sub=12&lang=en&archbishop_heading=Addresses/Speeches Jesus Christ in the Theology of Saint Gregory of Nyssa]."'' 1 September, 1998.
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* "[http://www.ecclesia.gr/English/archbishop/speeches.asp?cat_id=&id=483&what_main=3&what_sub=12&lang=en&archbishop_heading=Addresses/Speeches Jesus Christ in the Theology of Saint Gregory of Nyssa]." 1 September 1998.
 
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* ''"[http://www.ecclesia.gr/English/archbishop/speeches.asp?cat_id=&id=486&what_main=3&what_sub=12&lang=en&archbishop_heading=Addresses/Speeches The Society of People in the Time of Post-Neoterism, of Holisticity and of Globalizaton]."'' 1 January, 1999.
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* ''"[http://www.ecclesia.gr/English/archbishop/speeches.asp?cat_id=&id=485&what_main=3&what_sub=12&lang=en&archbishop_heading=Addresses/Speeches The Word and Role of Orthodoxy in the European Union]."'' 1 January, 1999.
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* "[http://www.ecclesia.gr/English/archbishop/speeches.asp?cat_id=&id=486&what_main=3&what_sub=12&lang=en&archbishop_heading=Addresses/Speeches The Society of People in the Time of Post-Neoterism, of Holisticity and of Globalizaton]." 1 January 1999.
  
* ''"[http://www.ecclesia.gr/English/archbishop/speeches.asp?cat_id=&id=484&what_main=3&what_sub=12&lang=en&archbishop_heading=Addresses/Speeches In honor and memory of General George Marshall]."'' 1 January, 1999.
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* "[http://www.ecclesia.gr/English/archbishop/speeches.asp?cat_id=&id=485&what_main=3&what_sub=12&lang=en&archbishop_heading=Addresses/Speeches The Word and Role of Orthodoxy in the European Union]." 1 January 1999.
  
* ''"[http://www.ecclesia.gr/English/archbishop/speeches.asp?cat_id=&id=482&what_main=3&what_sub=12&lang=en&archbishop_heading=Addresses/Speeches On Globalization]."'' 1 August, 1999.
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* "[http://www.ecclesia.gr/English/archbishop/speeches.asp?cat_id=&id=484&what_main=3&what_sub=12&lang=en&archbishop_heading=Addresses/Speeches In honor and memory of General George Marshall]." 1 January 1999.
  
* ''"[http://www.ecclesia.gr/English/archbishop/speeches.asp?cat_id=&id=505&what_main=3&what_sub=12&lang=en&archbishop_heading=Addresses/Speeches TRANSPLANTS AND MAN: The view of the Church]."'' 8 November, 1999. Transl. Dr Nikolaos C. Petropoulos.  
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* "[http://www.ecclesia.gr/English/archbishop/speeches.asp?cat_id=&id=482&what_main=3&what_sub=12&lang=en&archbishop_heading=Addresses/Speeches On Globalization]." 1 August 1999.
  
* ''"[http://www.ecclesia.gr/English/archbishop/speeches.asp?cat_id=&id=488&what_main=3&what_sub=12&lang=en&archbishop_heading=Addresses/Speeches On the Events of September 11, 2001]."'' 11 September, 2001.
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* "[http://www.ecclesia.gr/English/archbishop/speeches.asp?cat_id=&id=505&what_main=3&what_sub=12&lang=en&archbishop_heading=Addresses/Speeches TRANSPLANTS AND MAN: The view of the Church]." 8 November 1999. Transl. Dr Nikolaos C. Petropoulos.  
  
* ''"[http://www.ecclesia.gr/English/archbishop/speeches.asp?cat_id=&id=492&what_main=3&what_sub=12&lang=en&archbishop_heading=Addresses/Speeches The Presence of the Church on the Horizon of Europe]."'' 1 January, 2003.
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* "[http://www.ecclesia.gr/English/archbishop/speeches.asp?cat_id=&id=488&what_main=3&what_sub=12&lang=en&archbishop_heading=Addresses/Speeches On the Events of September 11, 2001]." 11 September 2001.
  
* ''"[http://www.ecclesia.gr/English/archbishop/speeches.asp?cat_id=&id=491&what_main=3&what_sub=12&lang=en&archbishop_heading=Addresses/Speeches Address of H.B. Christodoulos, the Archbishop of Athens and all Greece, to the Members of the Presidium of the Conference of European Churches]."'' 3 March, 2003.
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* "[http://www.ecclesia.gr/English/archbishop/speeches.asp?cat_id=&id=492&what_main=3&what_sub=12&lang=en&archbishop_heading=Addresses/Speeches The Presence of the Church on the Horizon of Europe]." 1 January 2003.
  
* ''“[http://www.ecclesia.gr/English/archbishop/speeches.asp?cat_id=&id=496&what_main=3&what_sub=12&lang=en&archbishop_heading=Addresses/Speeches Orthodox Theology and Ecumenical dialogue].”'' 1 June, 2003
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* "[http://www.ecclesia.gr/English/archbishop/speeches.asp?cat_id=&id=491&what_main=3&what_sub=12&lang=en&archbishop_heading=Addresses/Speeches Address of H.B. Christodoulos, the Archbishop of Athens and all Greece, to the Members of the Presidium of the Conference of European Churches]." 3 March 2003.
  
* ''"[http://www.ecclesia.gr/English/archbishop/speeches.asp?cat_id=&id=494&what_main=3&what_sub=12&lang=en&archbishop_heading=Addresses/Speeches Futurum]."'' 1 June, 2003.
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* "[http://www.ecclesia.gr/English/archbishop/speeches.asp?cat_id=&id=496&what_main=3&what_sub=12&lang=en&archbishop_heading=Addresses/Speeches Orthodox Theology and Ecumenical dialogue]." 1 June 2003.
  
* ''"[http://www.ecclesia.gr/English/archbishop/speeches.asp?cat_id=&id=500&what_main=3&what_sub=12&lang=en&archbishop_heading=Addresses/Speeches The Apostle Paul between Athens and Jerusalem]."'' 10 June, 2004.
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* "[http://www.ecclesia.gr/English/archbishop/speeches.asp?cat_id=&id=494&what_main=3&what_sub=12&lang=en&archbishop_heading=Addresses/Speeches Futurum]." 1 June 2003.
  
* ''"[http://www.ecclesia.gr/English/archbishop/speeches.asp?cat_id=&id=504&what_main=3&what_sub=12&lang=en&archbishop_heading=Addresses/Speeches The Course of the EU and the Attitude of the Church]."'' 27 February, 2006. Transl. Dr Nikolaos C. Petropoulos.  
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* "[http://www.ecclesia.gr/English/archbishop/speeches.asp?cat_id=&id=500&what_main=3&what_sub=12&lang=en&archbishop_heading=Addresses/Speeches The Apostle Paul between Athens and Jerusalem]." 10 June 2004.
  
* ''Address to the Conference organised by the Synodal Committee on European Issues, entitled “[http://www.ecclesia.gr/english/archbishop/speeches.asp?cat_id=&id=641&what_main=3&what_sub=12&lang=en&archbishop_heading=Addresses/Speeches Islam: the extent of the problematics].”'' 12 May, 2007. Transl. Dr Nikolaos C. Petropoulos.  
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* "[http://www.ecclesia.gr/English/archbishop/speeches.asp?cat_id=&id=504&what_main=3&what_sub=12&lang=en&archbishop_heading=Addresses/Speeches The Course of the EU and the Attitude of the Church]." 27 February 2006. Transl. Dr Nikolaos C. Petropoulos.  
  
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* Address to the Conference organised by the Synodal Committee on European Issues, entitled "[http://www.ecclesia.gr/english/archbishop/speeches.asp?cat_id=&id=641&what_main=3&what_sub=12&lang=en&archbishop_heading=Addresses/Speeches Islam: the extent of the problematics]." 12 May 2007.  Transl. Dr Nikolaos C. Petropoulos.
  
 
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His Beatitude Christodoulos of Athens
His Beatitude Christodoulos (Paraskevaides), Archbishop of Athens and All Greece is the current primate of the Church of Greece.

Christodoulos was born at Xanthi in 1939. In 1962 he graduated from the School of Law and in 1967 from the School of Theology. In 1961 he was ordained deacon, and priest in 1965. He served as a preacher and senior spiritual father at the church of Assumption of the Virgin Mary at Palaio Phalero for nine years, and, for seven years he served as a Secretary of the Holy Synod. He took part in many religious missions abroad. He is a Doctor of Theology, he has a degree in French and English, and he also speaks Italian and German. He is the author of many scientific and constructive books. He has been writing articles in religious press and in dailies.

He was elected Metropolitan of Demetrias in 1974 and Archbishop of Athens and all Greece in 1998.

"Christodoulos [has] often stirred controversy with politically tinged statements. He was instrumental in attempts to improve ties with the Catholic Church; in 2001, Christodoulos received in Athens Pope John Paul II—the first pope to visit Greece in nearly 1,300 years—ignoring loud protests from Orthodox zealots. He followed up last year [2006] with a historic visit to the Vatican, where he and Pope Benedict XVI signed a joint declaration calling for inter-religious dialogue and restating opposition to abortion and euthanasia. In Greece, politicians accused the archbishop of meddling in their affairs, angered by his vocal criticism of everything from homosexuality and globalization to Turkey's efforts to join the European Union and a recent government effort to tone down nationalism in school history books." 1

In June 2007 the Archbishop was diagnosed with liver and colon cancer after undergoing intestinal surgery in Athens. He then waited 50 days in Miami for a compatible liver to become available, however the transplant was halted in October 2007 after tumors were found in the archbishop's abdominal cavity.


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Christodoulos (Paraskevaides) of Athens
Preceded by:
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Metropolitan of Demetrias
1974-1998
Succeeded by:
Ignatios (Georgakopoulos)
Preceded by:
Seraphim (Tikas)
Archbishop of Athens and All Greece
1998-present
Succeeded by:
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