Dionysios (Hatzivasiliou) of Leontopolis

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His Eminence, the Most Reverend Dionysios (Hatzivasiliou) is the Elder Archbishop of the Leontopolis, part of the Church of Alexandria. His see is in Ismailia, Egypt, and he has jurisdiction over Ismailia, Suez and Zagzik in Egypt.


Ioannis Hatzivasiliou was born in 1929 in Alexandria. He attended and graduated from the Theological School of Halki, and continued his post graduate education in Paris and Geneva. He served as the chief secretary of the Patriarchate of Alexandria. In Egypt and Sudan, he served as a teacher in high schools and lyceums as well ass at the Higher College of Tourism in Cairo.

On November 29, 1968 1968, following election as Bishop of Heliopolis, he served for six years as Patriarchal Vicar in Cairo. In 1974, he was elected Archbishop of Memphis and served there until he was placed in the Archdiocese of Nouvia in 1988. In 1997, he was assigned as archbishop of Leontopolis.

In addition to his native Greek, Abp. Dionysios speaks English, French, Russian, and Arabic; and he represents the throne at various congresses and theological dialogues.

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Dionysios (Hatzivasiliou) of Leontopolis
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Bishop of Heliopolis
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Archbishop of Memphis
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Archbishop of Nouvia
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Archbishop of Leontopolis
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