Gregory (Hatziouraniou) of Mesaoria

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His Grace, Bishop Gregory (Hatziouraniou) of Mesaoria is the titular bishop of Mesaoria of the Archdiocese of the Church of Cyprus.

Life

The future bishop of Mesaoria was born on February 25, 1986. His family was from Larnaca Lapithou in the district of Kyrenia of northern Cyprus. He began his collegiate education at the Theological Faculty of the University of Athens, graduating in 1990. He continued his post-graduate studies at Selly Oak College of the University of Birmingham in England and at the University of Athens, finishing in 1996. After defending his dissertation entitled, "The structure and Interpretation in the Beatitudes of St. Gregory of Nyssa", he was awarded a diploma in Patrology by the University of Athens.

From 1989 to 2000, he was a research associate in Field Patristic Theological Studies at the University of Athens. In 1992, he was appointed a preacher of the the archdiocese of Cyprus by Archbishop Chrysostomos I. During the period 1992 to 2000, Gregory also served the Archdiocese of Athens with catechism classes as well as directing the Student's dormitory of the Metropolis of Elia in Athens.

Having chosen amonastic life with the name Gregory, he was ordained a deacon on May 6, 2001 and a priest on March 24, 2002. On July 20, 2004, Fr. Gregory was raised to the dignity of archimandrite and proclaimed a Confessor. Between 2001 and 2008, Fr. Gregory taught in the secondary school system.

On March 21, 2008, Fr. Gregory was elected assistant Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cyprus by the Holy Synod with the title of Bishop of Mesaoria. Bishop-elect Gregory was consecrated on March 30, 2008 at the Church of the Virgin Mary in Pallouriotissa, Nicosia by Abp. Chrysostomos II of Cyprus.

Bp. Gregory's essays and articles have been published in the collective volumes and scientific magazines of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and the Church of Greece.

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