Christophoros (Rakintzakis) of Andida

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His Grace Bishop '''Christophoros (Rakintzakis)''' is a bishop of the [[Ecumenical Patriarchate]] serving in Canada within the [[Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto|Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto (Canada)]].
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His Grace Bishop '''Christophoros (Rakintzakis)''' is a [[titular bishop]] of the [[Ecumenical Patriarchate]] serving in Canada within the [[Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto|Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto (Canada)]].
  
 
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He later served as the Dean of the [[Toronto Orthodox Theological Academy (Toronto, Ontario)|Toronto Orthodox Theological Academy]] from its founding in 1998, until 2006.  
 
He later served as the Dean of the [[Toronto Orthodox Theological Academy (Toronto, Ontario)|Toronto Orthodox Theological Academy]] from its founding in 1998, until 2006.  
  
Upon the recommendation of His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop [[Sotirios (Athanassoulas) of Toronto]], the Sacred and Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate elected the Very Rev. Christophoros Rakintzakis as [[Titular bishop|titular]] Bishop of Andida, which was a former Diocese of the Metropolis of [[w:Perga|Pergis]] in Asia Minor.<ref group="note">Andida - (now Zivint or Bozova, near the [[w:Korkuteli|Korkuteli]] district, of Antalya Province, in Turkey), a suffragan see of [[w:Perga|Perge]] in the province of [[w:Pamphylia|Pamphylia Secunda]] in Asia Minor, within the Patriarchate of Constantinople.<br>(Robert F. Taft, S.J.. ''"The Decline of Communion in Byzantium."'' In: Sharon E. Gerstel (Ed.). '''Thresholds of the sacred: architectural, art historical, liturgical, and theological perspectives on religious screens, East and West'''. Dumbarton Oaks, 2006. p.46.)</ref> He was elected Auxiliary Bishop on [[June 10]], 1999 and was ordained as Bishop on [[June 26]], 1999. His Grace Bishop Christophoros was [[Consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] Bishop at the [http://www.stnicholas-goc.com/home.html Church of St. Nicholas] in Scarborough, in a ceremony full of Byzantine majesty and beauty. Along with His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop [[Sotirios (Athanassoulas) of Toronto|Sotirios]], who presided at the consecration, the other ordaining Hierarchs who participated in the Consecration Liturgy were:  
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Upon the recommendation of His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop [[Sotirios (Athanassoulas) of Toronto]], the Sacred and [[Holy Synod of Constantinople|Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate]] elected the Very Rev. Christophoros Rakintzakis as [[Titular bishop|titular]] Bishop of Andida, which was a former Diocese of the Metropolis of [[w:Perga|Pergis]] in Asia Minor.<ref group="note">Andida - (now Zivint or Bozova, near the [[w:Korkuteli|Korkuteli]] district, of Antalya Province, in Turkey), a suffragan see of [[w:Perga|Perge]] in the province of [[w:Pamphylia|Pamphylia Secunda]] in Asia Minor, within the Patriarchate of Constantinople.<br>(Robert F. Taft, S.J.. ''"The Decline of Communion in Byzantium."'' In: Sharon E. Gerstel (Ed.). '''Thresholds of the sacred: architectural, art historical, liturgical, and theological perspectives on religious screens, East and West'''. Dumbarton Oaks, 2006. p.46.)</ref><ref group="note">On a point of interest, the late 11th century liturgical text known as the ''' ''Protheoria'' ''' was authored by Nicholas and Theodore of Andida.</ref>
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He was elected Auxiliary Bishop on [[June 10]], 1999 and was ordained as Bishop on [[June 26]], 1999. His Grace Bishop Christophoros was [[Consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] Bishop at the [http://www.stnicholas-goc.com/home.html Church of St. Nicholas] in Scarborough, in a ceremony full of Byzantine majesty and beauty. Along with His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop [[Sotirios (Athanassoulas) of Toronto|Sotirios]], who presided at the consecration, the other ordaining Hierarchs who participated in the Consecration Liturgy were:  
 
* His Eminence Metropolitan [[Anthony (Gergiannakis) of San Francisco|Anthony]] of Dardanellion and San Francisco;  
 
* His Eminence Metropolitan [[Anthony (Gergiannakis) of San Francisco|Anthony]] of Dardanellion and San Francisco;  
 
* His Eminence Metropolitan [[Maximos (Aghiorgoussis) of Pittsburgh|Maximos]] of Ainos and Pittsburgh;  
 
* His Eminence Metropolitan [[Maximos (Aghiorgoussis) of Pittsburgh|Maximos]] of Ainos and Pittsburgh;  
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His Grace Bishop Christophoros is much loved and respected.
 
His Grace Bishop Christophoros is much loved and respected.
  
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==Notes==
 
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* Orthodox Research Institute. [http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/resources/hierarchs/constantinople/canada/current/bio_christophoros_ratkinzakis_andidon.htm Bishop Christophoros of Andidon].
 
* Orthodox Research Institute. [http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/resources/hierarchs/constantinople/canada/current/bio_christophoros_ratkinzakis_andidon.htm Bishop Christophoros of Andidon].
 
* The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. [http://www.patriarchate.org/patriarchate/hierarchy-of-the-throne/assistant-bishops/christophoros-of-andida Christophoros of Andida].
 
* The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. [http://www.patriarchate.org/patriarchate/hierarchy-of-the-throne/assistant-bishops/christophoros-of-andida Christophoros of Andida].
 
==Also from Andida==
 
* [http://153.106.5.3/ccel/schaff/encyc08/Page_67.html Theodore of Andida] (XI Century), in: ''"Mystagogical Theology",'' '''New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge'''. pp.66-68.
 
* St. Nicholas of Andida (XI century, Bishop of Andida in Pamphylia,  author of the ''' ''Protheoria'' ''').
 
  
 
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His Grace Bishop Christophoros (Rakintzakis) is a titular bishop of the Ecumenical Patriarchate serving in Canada within the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto (Canada).

Life

His Grace Bishop Christophoros of Andida was born in Athens. He is a Graduate of the Theological and Philosophical School of Athens. A recipient of the Greek State Scholarship, he received His Master of Arts degree from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. He also served a two-year term as a reserve artillery officer in the Hellenic Army.

He has served in the Public Education system as a Middle School Principal, High School Principal, Superintendent of Secondary Education of the Province of Vyoteia (Boeotia Prefecture), and an educational assistant at the Consulate of Greece in Toronto.

He later served as the Dean of the Toronto Orthodox Theological Academy from its founding in 1998, until 2006.

Upon the recommendation of His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Sotirios (Athanassoulas) of Toronto, the Sacred and Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate elected the Very Rev. Christophoros Rakintzakis as titular Bishop of Andida, which was a former Diocese of the Metropolis of Pergis in Asia Minor.[note 1][note 2]

He was elected Auxiliary Bishop on June 10, 1999 and was ordained as Bishop on June 26, 1999. His Grace Bishop Christophoros was consecrated Bishop at the Church of St. Nicholas in Scarborough, in a ceremony full of Byzantine majesty and beauty. Along with His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Sotirios, who presided at the consecration, the other ordaining Hierarchs who participated in the Consecration Liturgy were:

His Grace Bishop Christophoros is much loved and respected.

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Notes

  1. Andida - (now Zivint or Bozova, near the Korkuteli district, of Antalya Province, in Turkey), a suffragan see of Perge in the province of Pamphylia Secunda in Asia Minor, within the Patriarchate of Constantinople.
    (Robert F. Taft, S.J.. "The Decline of Communion in Byzantium." In: Sharon E. Gerstel (Ed.). Thresholds of the sacred: architectural, art historical, liturgical, and theological perspectives on religious screens, East and West. Dumbarton Oaks, 2006. p.46.)
  2. On a point of interest, the late 11th century liturgical text known as the Protheoria was authored by Nicholas and Theodore of Andida.

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