Dionysios (Hatzivasiliou) of Leontopolis

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

Life

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, 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 spoke English, French, Russian, and Arabic; and represented the throne at various congresses and theological dialogues.

The Elder Metropolitan Dionysios fell asleep in the Lord on August 30, 2012. The funeral service for Elder Metr. Dionysios took place in Athens, Greece on Saturday September 1, 2012 at the Holy Church of St. Athanasius Kypseli, a dependency of the Patriarchate of Alexandria.


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Dionysios (Hatzivasiliou) of Leontopolis
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Bishop of Heliopolis
1968-1974
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Archbishop of Memphis
1974—1988
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Archbishop of Nouvia
1988—1997
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Archbishop of Leontopolis
1997—2012
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