Dionysios (Kyratsos) of Drama

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His Eminence Metropolitan Dionysios (Kyratsos) was the ruling hierarch of the New Lands Metropolis of Drama of the Church of Greece from 1965 to 2005.

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Life

Metr. Dionysios was born in Arnea, Chalkidiki, near Thessalonica, in 1923. After he completed his basic education, he entered the University of Thessalonica to study theology, graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

He was ordained a deacon in 1945 and a priest in 1950. Fr. Dionysios was elected and consecrated bishop of Drama in 1965. Metr. Dionysios reposed on September 30, 2005. He was succeeded by Metropolitan Paul (Apostolidis).

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Dionysios (Kyratsos) of Drama
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Metropolitan of Drama
1965-2005
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Paul (Apostolidis)
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