Chrysostomos (Themelis) of Messinia

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His Eminence Chrysostomos (Themelis) of Messenia was the Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Messenia under the jurisdiction of the Church of Greece from 1965 to 2007. The metropolis is located in the southwestern part of the Peloponnese.

Life

His Eminence Chrysostomos (Themelis) was born in 1918 in Istiea, Evia (Euboea), Greece. After he completed his basic education Metr. Chrysostomos continued his education studying theology. In 1944, he entered the Holy Orders when he was ordained a deacon and received the name Chrysostomos. In 1945, he was ordained a priest. Among his appointments, he served as chief secretary of Holy Synod of Greece.

In 1957, Father Chrysostomos was elected to the episcopate and consecrated a titular bishop. In 1965, Bishop Chrysostomos was elected by the Holy Synod and enthroned as the Metropolitan of Messenia.

Metr. Chrysostomos was noted for writing many books. In 1990, he received an award of an honorary Doctorate degree from the University of Athens. Metr. Chrysostomos reposed on February 28, 2007 at the age 89.

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Chrysostomos (Themelis) of Messinia
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1957-1965
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1965-2007
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Chrysostomos (Sabbatos)
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