Makarios (Douloufakis) of Gortyna and Arcadia

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His Eminence Metropolitan Makarios (Douloufakis) of Gortyna and Arcadia is the ruling hierarch of the Metropolis of Gortyna and Arcady of the Archdiocese of Crete under the jurisdiction of the Church of Constantinople.

Life

The future Metropolitan Makarios was born in 1961 in the village of Dafnes in the prefecture of Heraklion, Crete. He received his basic education, including his initial collegiate studies, in Heraklion, earning a degree in Byzantine Music Studies. He continued his education at the Theological Schools of the Universities of Belgrade and Thessalonica, receiving, in 1985, a degree with "Highest Distinction". He continued his graduate studies at Sorbonne University in Paris, earning a Master of Theology degree.

Metr. Makarios began his ecclesiastical career with his tonsure as a reader by Archbishop Eugene (Psalidakis) of Crete. In 1985, he was tonsured a monk at the Monastery of Panagia Agkarathos by Abp. Timothy (Papoutsakis) of Crete, receiving the name Makarios. Later in 1985, Mk. Makarios was ordained a deacon, followed in 1987 by his ordination as a priest, again, by Abp. Timothy. In 1992, Fr. Makarios was raised to the dignity of "Archimandrite of the Ecumenical Throne" by Patriarch Bartholomew.

In 1990, Archim. Makarios was appointed Chancellor by Abp. Timothy. In 2000, he was elected unanimously Bishop of Knossos by the Holy Synod of the Archdiocese of Crete. In 2001, Bp. Makarios was elected secretary of Holy Synod.

On May 26, 2005, Bp. Makarios was elected by the Holy Synod as the Metropolitan of Gortyna and Arcadia.

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Makarios (Douloufakis) of Gortyna and Arcadia
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Bishop of Knossos
2000-2005
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Metropolitan of Gortyna and Arcadia
2005-Present
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