Emilianos (Zacharopoulos) of Kos

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His Eminence the Most Reverend Metropolitan '''Emilianos (Zacharopoulos) of Kos''' is a [[diocese|diocesan]] [[bishop]] of the [[Ecumenical Patriarchate]] serving on the Greek island of Kos.
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Metr. Emilianos, ''né'' '''Emilianos Zacharopoulos''', was born in 1915 in Halki, Turkey. In 1936, he successfully graduated with a Master's degree in Theology at the [[Theological School of Halki]]. In 1937, he was [[ordination|ordained]] [[deacon]] for the Parish of Ss. [[Constantine the Great|Constantine]] and [[Helen]] in Constantinople.  He later served as a deacon in the Patriarchate.  [[Patriarch]] [[Athenagoras I (Spyrou) of Constantinople|Athenagoras I]] named him Great Chancellor of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and ordained him to the [[priest]]hood.
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In 1959, he was unanimously elected by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople as Metropolitan of Selevkia.  Some years later, he became a member of the [[Holy Synod]] of the Patriarchate, until [[April 21]], 1964, when he was exiled from Turkey.  When the Patriarchate created the Archdiocese of Belgium and Exarchate of the Netherlands and Luxemburg in 1969, he was elected its first metropolitan.  In December 1982, he he was transferred by the Holy Synod to the Metropolis of Kos.
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title=Metropolitan of Selevkia|
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years=1959-1969|
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title=Metropolitan of Belgium<br>(Constantinople)|
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years=1969-1982|
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after=[[Panteleimon (Kontogiannis) of Belgium|Panteleimon (Kontogiannis)]]}}
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title=Metropolitan of Kos|
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years=1982-present|
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[[Category:Bishops]]
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[[Category:Theological School of Halki Graduates]]
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