John (Kallos) of Amorion

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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.

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Life

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.

In 1972, he was 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 Eighth District from Houston, Texas to Denver, Colorado.[1] He served the district until 1979.

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


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John (Kallos) of Amorion
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Bishop of Thermon (titular)
1972-1979
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Bishop of Amorion (titular)
1979-2012
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