Diodoros I (Karivalis) of Jerusalem

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His Beatitude [[Patriarch]] '''Diodoros (Karivalis)''' (1923-2000) served as [[primate]] of the [[Church of Jerusalem]] from 1981 to 2000.
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==Life==
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The future patriarch was born Damianos Karivalis on the island of Chios.  At the age of 15, he moved to Palestine, completing his education in 1943.  He was ordained a [[deacon]] in 1944 and took [[monastic]] vows the same year.  Diodoros was ordained to the [[priest|priesthood]] in 1947.
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On [[November 10]], 1962, Diodoros was consecrated as Archbishop of Hierapolis within the Patriarchate of Jerusalem.  On [[February 3]], 1981, he was elected as Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine.
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The patriarch died on [[December 19]], 2000, from complications related to diabetes.
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{{succession|
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before=?|
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title=Archbishop of Hierapolis|
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years=1962-1981|
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after=[[Irenaios I (Skopelitis) of Jerusalem|Irenaios]]}}
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{{succession|
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before=Benedictos|
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title=[[Church of Jerusalem|Patriarch of Jerusalem and All Palestine]]|
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years=1981-2000|
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after=[[Irenaios I (Skopelitis) of Jerusalem|Irenaios]]}}
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==Source==
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Patriarch_Diodoros_of_Jerusalem&oldid=70774146 Wikipedia entry on Patriarch Diodoros of Jerusalem]
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*"Patriarch Diodoros of Jerusalem Dies," ''Orthodox Observer'', December 2000-January 2001, p.27 [http://www.goarch.org/en/news/observer/pdf/2001/00-Dec-01-Jan.pdf]
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[[Category:Bishops]]
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[[Category:Patriarchs of Jerusalem]]
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