Chrysostomos (Avagianos) of Eleutheroupolis

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His Eminence Chrysostomos (Avagianos) of Eleutheroupolis is the Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Eleutheroupolis under the administration of the Church of Greece. The Metropolis of Eleutheroupolis is a metropolis in the New Lands of Greece, under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. [1]. Metr. Chrysostomos has been the ruling hierarch of the metropolis since 2004.

Life

John Avagianos was born in 1947 in the village of Mesagro on the island of Lesbos in the northern Aegean Sea. John studied at and graduated from the Theological Faculty of the University of Athens. He entered the Holy Orders when he was ordained a deacon in 1973, receiving the name Chrysostomos. In 1977, Dcn. Chrysostomos was ordained to the priesthood.

Father Chrysostomos served as a preacher with the Metropolises of Florina and Mytilene before he was assigned to serve the Archdiocese of Athens. He also served as chaplain, director of the boarding school, and teacher of the Rizario Church School, a higher ecclesiastical school in Athens. [1]

On April 26, 2004, Fr. Chrysostomos was elected by the Holy Synod to the episcopate and was consecrated Metropolitan of Eleytheroupolis and Exarch of Pangaeon on May 28, 2004.

Reference

  1. Rizarios Church School, Athens
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Chrysostomos (Avagianos) of Eleutheroupolis
Preceded by:
Evdokimos (Kokkinakis)
Metropolitan of Eleutheroupoleos
2004-Present
Succeeded by:
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