Metropolis of Eleftheroupolis

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The '''Metropolis of Eleftheroupolis''' is part of the [[Church of Greece]]. It is still unknown when this Metropolis was founded but in an 1886 by Stylianos Mertzidis their is a reference to an 8th-century episcopal throne. Another citation is made in the Vatican library (I.D. Mansi Sanctorum Conciliorum nova et amblissima collection, Vol. XVIIA pp. 373-3760), which has information that under the Patriarch Photios, in the year 879 AD, the Metropolitan of Eleftheroupolis was Theodoros and he participated in the 8th Ecumenical Council which was held in [[Constantinople]].
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The '''Metropolis of Eleftheroupolis''' is one of the metropolises of the New Lands in Greece that are within the [[jurisdiction]] of the [[Church of Constantinople]] but de facto are administered for practical reasons as part of the [[Church of Greece]] under an agreement between the churches of Athens and Constantinople. The [[diocese|metropolis]] is located in northern Greece.
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==History==
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It is still unknown when this metropolis was founded, but in an 1886 record by Stylianos Mertzidis there is a reference to an 8th century episcopal throne. Another citation is made in the Vatican library (I.D. ''Mansi Sanctorum Conciliorum nova et amblissima collection'', Vol. XVIIA pp. 373-3760), which has information that under the [[Patriarch]] [[Photius the Great|Photios]], in the year 879 AD, he and [[Metropolitan]] Theodoros of Eleftheroupolis participated in the [[Eighth Ecumenical Council]] which was held in [[Constantinople]].
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==Metropolitan of Eleftheroupolis==
 
==Metropolitan of Eleftheroupolis==
The current [[metropolitan]] is His Eminance [[Chrysostomos (Avagiannos)]] who was born 1947 at Mesagron, on the island of Lesvos. He was ordained Bishop of Eleftheroupolis on April 26, 2004.
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The current metropolitan is His Eminence [[Chrysostomos (Avagiannos) of Eleftheroupolis]] who was born in 1947 at Mesagron, on the island of Lesvos. He was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] Bishop of Eleftheroupolis on April 26, 2004.
==List of previous Bishops==
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==Former hierarchs==
 
#Theodoros (879)
 
#Theodoros (879)
 
#George (11th century)
 
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#Damianos (1615)
 
#Damianos (1615)
 
#Parthenios (1624)
 
#Parthenios (1624)
#Gerasimos (21/1/1766-Sep. 1787)
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#Gerasimos (January 21, 1766 – September 1787)
#Timothy  (Sep. 1787- Aug. 1790)
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#Timothy  (September 1787 – August 1790)
#Paisios (Feb. 1808 – Jan. 1814)
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#Paisios (February 1808 – January 1814)
#Joseph (Zambelis) (8/1/1814 – Aug. 1826)
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#Joseph (Zambelis) (January 8, 1814 – August 1826)
  
 
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==External links==
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==Sources==
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*The Metropolis of Eleftheroupolis [http://www.imelef.gr/ Official website] (Greek)
 
*[http://www.ecclesia.gr/ Church of Greece website] (Greek and English)
 
*[http://www.ecclesia.gr/ Church of Greece website] (Greek and English)
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*[http://www.ecclesia.gr/English/EnHolySynod/deltia_typou/elexion.html  Election of Metropolitans of Thessaloniki, Eleftheroupolis, Servia and Kozani, and Mesogaia and Lavreotiki]
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*[http://www.hri.org/news/greek/apeen/2004/04-04-27_1.apeen.html  Athens News Agency: News in English, 04-04-27 (08)]
  
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[[Category:Dioceses|Eleftheroupolis]]
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[[Category:Greek Dioceses|Eleftheroupolis]]

Latest revision as of 14:13, May 25, 2012

The Metropolis of Eleftheroupolis is one of the metropolises of the New Lands in Greece that are within the jurisdiction of the Church of Constantinople but de facto are administered for practical reasons as part of the Church of Greece under an agreement between the churches of Athens and Constantinople. The metropolis is located in northern Greece.

Contents

History

It is still unknown when this metropolis was founded, but in an 1886 record by Stylianos Mertzidis there is a reference to an 8th century episcopal throne. Another citation is made in the Vatican library (I.D. Mansi Sanctorum Conciliorum nova et amblissima collection, Vol. XVIIA pp. 373-3760), which has information that under the Patriarch Photios, in the year 879 AD, he and Metropolitan Theodoros of Eleftheroupolis participated in the Eighth Ecumenical Council which was held in Constantinople.

Metropolitan of Eleftheroupolis

The current metropolitan is His Eminence Chrysostomos (Avagiannos) of Eleftheroupolis who was born in 1947 at Mesagron, on the island of Lesvos. He was consecrated Bishop of Eleftheroupolis on April 26, 2004.

Former hierarchs

  1. Theodoros (879)
  2. George (11th century)
  3. Nikandros (1351)
  4. Sophronios I (1580)
  5. Damianos (1615)
  6. Parthenios (1624)
  7. Gerasimos (January 21, 1766 – September 1787)
  8. Timothy (September 1787 – August 1790)
  9. Paisios (February 1808 – January 1814)
  10. Joseph (Zambelis) (January 8, 1814 – August 1826)


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