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His Grace Bishop Maximos of Evmenia (in the world Ioannis Mastichis) was born on September 30, 1935, in Stylis (Greece). In 1958, he successfully graduated with a Master degree in Theology fromthe Theological Institute of Halki (Turkey). On September 7, 1958, he was ordained deacon by Metropolitan Maximos of Stavroupolis, who gave him his name. The same metropolitan ordained him a priest on September 8, 1958. Since 1958, he has served in the Netherlands. He was promoted toarchimandrite. In 1977, he was unanimously elected by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople as auxiliary bishop of the Metropolitan of Belgium with the high title of "Bishop of Evmenia." His ordination took place in Rotterdam on December 11, 1977. Since 1991, Bishop Maximos resides in Brussels.
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His Grace the Right Reverend Bishop '''Maximos (Mastichis) of Evmenia''' is an [[auxiliary bishop]] of the [[Ecumenical Patriarchate]]'s Archdiocese of Belgium.
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Bishop Maximos, ''né'' '''Ioannis Mastichis''', was born on [[September 30]], 1935, in Stylis, Greece. In 1958, he successfully graduated with a Master's degree in Theology from the [[Theological School of Halki]] in Turkey. On [[September 7]], 1958, he was [[ordination|ordained]] [[deacon]] by Metropolitan Maximos of Stavroupolis, who gave him his name. The same metropolitan ordained him a [[priest]] on [[September 8]], 1958. From 1958 to 1977, he served in the Netherlands.
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He was later elevated to the rank of [[archimandrite]]. In 1977, he was unanimously elected by the [[Holy Synod]] of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople as auxiliary bishop of the Metropolitan of Belgium with the title of ''Bishop of Evmenia''. His [[consecration]] took place in Rotterdam on [[December 11]], 1977. Since 1991, Bishop Maximos has resided in Brussels.
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Bp. Maximos

His Grace the Right Reverend Bishop Maximos (Mastichis) of Evmenia is an auxiliary bishop of the Ecumenical Patriarchate's Archdiocese of Belgium.

Bishop Maximos, Ioannis Mastichis, was born on September 30, 1935, in Stylis, Greece. In 1958, he successfully graduated with a Master's degree in Theology from the Theological School of Halki in Turkey. On September 7, 1958, he was ordained deacon by Metropolitan Maximos of Stavroupolis, who gave him his name. The same metropolitan ordained him a priest on September 8, 1958. From 1958 to 1977, he served in the Netherlands.

He was later elevated to the rank of archimandrite. In 1977, he was unanimously elected by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople as auxiliary bishop of the Metropolitan of Belgium with the title of Bishop of Evmenia. His consecration took place in Rotterdam on December 11, 1977. Since 1991, Bishop Maximos has resided in Brussels.

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