John (Kallos) of Amorion

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His Grace, '''John (Kallos) of Amoriun''' is a retired [[titular bishop]] of the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America]]. Bishop John was the first American born [[clergy]]man to be consecrated a [[bishop]] in the American Greek Archdiocese, as the titular Bishop of Thermon.
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His Grace '''John (Kallos) of Amorion''' was the first American-born [[clergy]]man to be [[consecrate]]d a [[bishop]] in the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America|American Greek Archdiocese]], as the titular Bishop of Thermon.  He reposed on [[December 1]], 2012.
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==Life==
 
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Bp. John attended Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts, graduating in 1955. He served as Director of St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine in St. Augustine, Florida.
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He was born on March 29, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois. He was raised and educated in the Boston area. He was a long time resident of Tucker, Georgia. Although he had no siblings, he had 6 paternal first cousins in the USA and 7 maternal first cousins in Greece.  
  
In 1972, he was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] the titular Bishop of Thermon in Houston, Texas, and appointed to administer the Eighth Archdiocese District of the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America]]. During his administration, Bp. John transferred the regional headquarters of the [[Metropolis of Denver|Eighth District]] from Houston, Texas to Denver, Colorado.[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annunciation_Greek_Orthodox_Cathedral_(Houston)] He served the district until 1979.
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Bp. John attended Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts, graduating in 1955.
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Bishop John became the first American born bishop in the Greek Orthodox Church of America when he was ordained titular Bishop of Thermon by the late Archbishop Iakovos of America and two other hierarchs on January 17, 1971, at the Annunciation Cathedral in Houston, Texas. He served as Auxiliary Bishop in Houston (1971-1973), and Denver (1974-1977), as Diocesan Bishop in Charlotte (1978-1980), and Atlanta (1980-1988).
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He appointed to administer the Eighth Archdiocese District of the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America]].
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During his administration, Bp. John transferred the regional headquarters of the [[Metropolis of Denver|Eighth District]] from Houston, Texas to Denver, Colorado.[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annunciation_Greek_Orthodox_Cathedral_(Houston)] He served the district until 1979.
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He served as Director of [[St. Photios National Shrine (St. Augustine, Florida)|St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine]] in St. Augustine, Florida.
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Bishop John received the title Bishop of Amorion upon his retirement.  
  
Bishop John received the title Bishop of Amoriun, also Amorion, upon his retirement.
 
  
 
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==Sources==
 
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*[http://www.denver.goarch.org/metropolis/history/  History of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver]  
 
*[http://www.denver.goarch.org/metropolis/history/  History of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver]  
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*[http://www.texancultures.com/publications/texansoneandall/t1_112.htm  Bishop John of Thermon]
 
*[http://www.texancultures.com/publications/texansoneandall/t1_112.htm  Bishop John of Thermon]
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*[http://www.helleniccomserve.com/orthodoxfamily.html "The Orthodox Family"]
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John of Amorion, Retired Bishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

His Grace John (Kallos) of Amorion was the first American-born clergyman to be consecrated a bishop in the American Greek Archdiocese, as the titular Bishop of Thermon. He reposed on December 1, 2012.

Life

He was born on March 29, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois. He was raised and educated in the Boston area. He was a long time resident of Tucker, Georgia. Although he had no siblings, he had 6 paternal first cousins in the USA and 7 maternal first cousins in Greece.

Bp. John attended Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts, graduating in 1955.

Bishop John became the first American born bishop in the Greek Orthodox Church of America when he was ordained titular Bishop of Thermon by the late Archbishop Iakovos of America and two other hierarchs on January 17, 1971, at the Annunciation Cathedral in Houston, Texas. He served as Auxiliary Bishop in Houston (1971-1973), and Denver (1974-1977), as Diocesan Bishop in Charlotte (1978-1980), and Atlanta (1980-1988).

He appointed to administer the Eighth Archdiocese District of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America.

During his administration, Bp. John transferred the regional headquarters of the Eighth District from Houston, Texas to Denver, Colorado.[1] He served the district until 1979.

He served as Director of St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine in St. Augustine, Florida.

Bishop John received the title Bishop of Amorion upon his retirement.


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