Mark (Vassilakis) of Chios

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His Eminence Mark (Vassilakis) of Chios is the Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Chios, Psara and Oinouses under the administration of the Church of Greece. The Metropolis of Chios, Psara and Oinouses is a metropolis in the New Lands of Greece, under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. [1]. He has served as the ruling hierarch of the metropolis since 2011.

Life

Mark Vassilakis was born in 1965 in the town of Chios on the Island of Chios in the northern Aegean Sea. Mark studied at the Faculties of Philosophy and Theology of the University of Athens. He graduated with the degree of Doctor of Literature in the Byzantine Philosophical School of Athens University.

Mark entered the Holy Orders when he was ordained a deacon in 1994 and given the monastic name of Mark. He was ordained a priest in 2000 and served as a Preacher of the Metropolis of Chios, Psara and Oinousses. He was appointed Chief Secretary of the Holy Synod. Father Mark was elected to the episcopate in 2011 and consecrated Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Chios, Psara and Oinouses on October 8, 2011 succeeding Metr. Dionysios (Mpairaktaris) who reposed on July 17, 2011.

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Mark (Vassilakis) of Chios
Preceded by:
Dionysios (Mpairaktaris)
Metropolitan of Chios
2011- Present
Succeeded by:
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