Maximos (Mastichis) of Evmenia
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 Institute 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.