Metropolis of Thessaliotis and Fanariofersala

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The earliest evidence of ecclesiastical territories in the present territory of the Metropolis of Thessaliotis and Fanariofersala appeared after the middle of the fourth or early fifth century when a Bishop Perrevio of the [[diocese]] of Farsala, that was subordinate to the [[Metropolis of Larisa and Tyrnavos|Metropolis of Larissa]], took part in the [[Third Ecumenical Council|Council of Ephesus]] in 431. In the ninth century, a Bishop Stephen of Farsala attended a meeting with [[Photius the Great|Patriarch Photius]] in 879.  
 
The earliest evidence of ecclesiastical territories in the present territory of the Metropolis of Thessaliotis and Fanariofersala appeared after the middle of the fourth or early fifth century when a Bishop Perrevio of the [[diocese]] of Farsala, that was subordinate to the [[Metropolis of Larisa and Tyrnavos|Metropolis of Larissa]], took part in the [[Third Ecumenical Council|Council of Ephesus]] in 431. In the ninth century, a Bishop Stephen of Farsala attended a meeting with [[Photius the Great|Patriarch Photius]] in 879.  
  
Through the following centuries the diocese went through several phases with various titles, including Farsala, under the jurisdiction of the Metropolis of Larissa or the [[Church of Constantinople|Ecumenical Patriarchate]]. <ref>[http://www.imthf.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=40  History of the Diocese of Thessaliotidos and Fanariofersalon In Greek]</ref>
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Through the following centuries the diocese went through several phases with various titles, including Farsala, under the jurisdiction of the Metropolis of Larissa or the [[Church of Constantinople|Ecumenical Patriarchate]]. <ref>[http://www.imthf.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=40  History of the Diocese of Thessaliotidos and Fanariofersalon - In Greek]</ref>
  
 
An [[episcopate]] emerged in the area of the present metropolis during the period of 1530-1540 with the title of Fanari and Neochorio. In 1600-1601, the [[see]] was made an [[archdiocese]] with Seraphim of Bezoula its first [[archbishop]]. Archbishop Seraphim later would be remembered as a [[saint]]. During the eighteenth century (1767) Fanari was joined with the Metropolis of Fersala under the title "Fanariofersala".[http://xeniosmagazine.gr/regions/thessaly/index2.html]
 
An [[episcopate]] emerged in the area of the present metropolis during the period of 1530-1540 with the title of Fanari and Neochorio. In 1600-1601, the [[see]] was made an [[archdiocese]] with Seraphim of Bezoula its first [[archbishop]]. Archbishop Seraphim later would be remembered as a [[saint]]. During the eighteenth century (1767) Fanari was joined with the Metropolis of Fersala under the title "Fanariofersala".[http://xeniosmagazine.gr/regions/thessaly/index2.html]

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The Metropolis of Thessaliotis and Fanariofersala is under the jurisdiction of the Church of Greece. The metropolis is located in Thessaly region of Greece.

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History

The earliest evidence of ecclesiastical territories in the present territory of the Metropolis of Thessaliotis and Fanariofersala appeared after the middle of the fourth or early fifth century when a Bishop Perrevio of the diocese of Farsala, that was subordinate to the Metropolis of Larissa, took part in the Council of Ephesus in 431. In the ninth century, a Bishop Stephen of Farsala attended a meeting with Patriarch Photius in 879.

Through the following centuries the diocese went through several phases with various titles, including Farsala, under the jurisdiction of the Metropolis of Larissa or the Ecumenical Patriarchate. [1]

An episcopate emerged in the area of the present metropolis during the period of 1530-1540 with the title of Fanari and Neochorio. In 1600-1601, the see was made an archdiocese with Seraphim of Bezoula its first archbishop. Archbishop Seraphim later would be remembered as a saint. During the eighteenth century (1767) Fanari was joined with the Metropolis of Fersala under the title "Fanariofersala".[1]

The present day title of the Metropolis of Thessaliotis and Fanariofersala was established near the turn of the nineteenth to twentieth centuries.

Metropolitans

Earlier Farsala hierarchs

  • Parthenios 1800 - 1814
  • Makarios
  • Nicodemus
  • Dorotheus
  • Neophytos 1785 - 1797
  • Nektarios 1753 - 1785
  • James 1736 - 1739
  • Michael
  • Dorodeos 1721
  • St. Seraphim c. 1600
  • Peter 1192 - 1199
  • Stephen c. 879
  • Perrevio c. 431

Monasteries

  • Monastery of Panagia in Korona For Men
  • Monastery of St. George "Karaiskaki" For Men
  • Monastery of Spilia in Koumpouriana For Men
  • Monastery of Faneromeni in Kallifonio For Men
  • Monastery of Panagia Pelekiti[2] For Men
  • Monastery of the Twelve Apostles or "Kokkini Ecclesia" (Red Church) For Women
  • Monastery of the Birth of Theotokos in Katousion For Women

Reference

  1. History of the Diocese of Thessaliotidos and Fanariofersalon - In Greek

Sources

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