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==History==
 
==History==
Thessalonica, as a seat of importance to Christianity, is traced to the [[Apostle Paul[['s missionary travels in the first century. According to the Acts of the Apostles, Paul visited Thessalonica on his second missionary journey and it became an early see of the Church. According to [[Origen]], Gaius was the first bishop of Thessalonica[http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14633a.htm].  
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Thessalonica, as a seat of importance to Christianity, is traced to the [[Apostle Paul]]'s missionary travels in the first century. According to the Acts of the Apostles, Paul visited Thessalonica on his second missionary journey and it became an early see of the Church. According to [[Origen]], Gaius was the first bishop of Thessalonica[http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14633a.htm].  
  
 
===Modern ruling hierarchs===
 
===Modern ruling hierarchs===
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*Kallinikos II    1853 - 1861
 
*Kallinikos II    1853 - 1861
 
*Ieronymos    1841 - 1853
 
*Ieronymos    1841 - 1853
*Meletius II    1830 - 1841
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*[[Meletius III of Constantinople|Meletius II]]   1830 - 1841
*Makarius III    1824 - 1830
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*[[Meletius III of Constantinople|Makarius III]]   1824 - 1830
 
*Matthaius II    1821 - 1824
 
*Matthaius II    1821 - 1824
 
*Iosif III      1815 - 1821 Hieromartyr  
 
*Iosif III      1815 - 1821 Hieromartyr  
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*Methodius ca.1439–1467
 
*Methodius ca.1439–1467
 
*Gregory ca.1432–ca.1437/38  
 
*Gregory ca.1432–ca.1437/38  
*Symeon (1416/17–1429)
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*[[Symeon of Thessalonica|Symeon]] (1416/17–1429)
 
*Gabriel 1397–1416/17
 
*Gabriel 1397–1416/17
 
*Isidore II (Glabas)    1379 - 1396
 
*Isidore II (Glabas)    1379 - 1396
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*Antonius ca. 1363 - ca. 1371
 
*Antonius ca. 1363 - ca. 1371
 
*[[Nicholas Cabasilas|Nicholas II Cabasilas]] 1361 - 1363
 
*[[Nicholas Cabasilas|Nicholas II Cabasilas]] 1361 - 1363
*Neilos  Kavasilas    1360 - 1361
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*[[Nilus Cabasilas|Neilos  Kavasilas]]     1360 - 1361
 
*[[Gregory Palamas]]    1347 - 1359  
 
*[[Gregory Palamas]]    1347 - 1359  
 
*Hyakinthus    1345 - 1346
 
*Hyakinthus    1345 - 1346
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*Anastasius I      434 - 451
 
*Anastasius I      434 - 451
 
*Rufus    407 - 434
 
*Rufus    407 - 434
*Anysius    384 - 407
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*[[Anysios of Thessaloniki|Anysius]]   384 - 407
 
*[[Ascholius of Thessalonica|Ascholius]]  379-384
 
*[[Ascholius of Thessalonica|Ascholius]]  379-384
 
*Paphlinus  
 
*Paphlinus  
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==Sources==
 
==Sources==
*[http://www.imth.gr/default.aspx?lang=el-GR&loc=1&page=157
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*[http://www.imth.gr/default.aspx?lang=el-GR&loc=1&page=157 List of Episkopi Apostolic Church of Thessoniki] (Bibliography TH.I.E., 6th Volume, verse 460-461)  In Greek
LIST OF EPISKOPI APOSTOLIC CHURCH OF THESSALONIKI
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(Bibliography TH.I.E., 6th Volume, verse 460-461)] In Greek
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*[http://www.gtp.gr/LocInfo.asp?infoid=44&code=EGRMTH10THETHE&PrimeCode=EGRMTH10THETHE&Level=8&PrimeLevel=8&IncludeWide=0&LocId=7758    Bishops of Thessalonica]
 
*[http://www.gtp.gr/LocInfo.asp?infoid=44&code=EGRMTH10THETHE&PrimeCode=EGRMTH10THETHE&Level=8&PrimeLevel=8&IncludeWide=0&LocId=7758    Bishops of Thessalonica]
 
*[http://www.doaks.org/resources/publications/dumbarton-oaks-papers/dop57/dp57ch12.pdf  The Late Byzantine Metropolitans of Thessalonike]
 
*[http://www.doaks.org/resources/publications/dumbarton-oaks-papers/dop57/dp57ch12.pdf  The Late Byzantine Metropolitans of Thessalonike]
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[[Category:Dioceses|Thessalonica]]
 
[[Category:Dioceses|Thessalonica]]
 
[[Category:Greek Dioceses|Thessalonica]]
 
[[Category:Greek Dioceses|Thessalonica]]
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[[Category:Bishops of Thessalonica|Thessalonica]]

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The Metropolis of Thessalonica 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. It has been an episcopal see from Apostolic times. The metropolis, one of the most ancient sees, is located in Greek Macedonia.

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History

Thessalonica, as a seat of importance to Christianity, is traced to the Apostle Paul's missionary travels in the first century. According to the Acts of the Apostles, Paul visited Thessalonica on his second missionary journey and it became an early see of the Church. According to Origen, Gaius was the first bishop of Thessalonica[1].

Modern ruling hierarchs

  • Anthimos (Roussas) 2004-Present
  • Panteleimon II (Chrysofakis) 1974 - 2003
  • Leonidas (Paraskevopoulos) 1968 - 1974
  • Panteleimon I (Papageorgiou) 1951 - 1968
  • Gennadios (Alexiadis) 1912 - 1951
  • Ioakeim IV (Sgouros) 1910 - 1912
  • Alexandros II (Rigopoulos) 1903 - 1910
  • Athanasius II (Megakles) 1893 - 1903
  • Sophronius II 1889 - 1893
  • Gregory IV (Kallidis) 1885 - 1889
  • Kallinikos III (Fotiadis) 1878 - 1884
  • Joachim III 1874 - 1878
  • Neophytos II 1861 - 1874
  • Kallinikos II 1853 - 1861
  • Ieronymos 1841 - 1853
  • Meletius II 1830 - 1841
  • Makarius III 1824 - 1830
  • Matthaius II 1821 - 1824
  • Iosif III 1815 - 1821 Hieromartyr
  • Gerasimos 1788 - 1815

Earlier hierarchs

  • Iakovos III 1780
  • Damaskinos II 1769 - 1780
  • Theodosius II 1767 - 1769
  • Neophytos I 1767
  • Spyridon 1760 - 1761
  • Gavriil (Calimachi) III 1745 - 1752[2]
  • Ioakeim II 1734 - 1744
  • Ananias 1728
  • Iakovos II 1712
  • Ignatius II 1698 - 1712, 1723
  • Methodius 1687 - 1696
  • Meletius I 1672 - 1684
  • Anastasius II 1671
  • Dionysius 1666 - 1671
  • Ioakeim I 1651 - 1666
  • Theoklitos 1645 - 1651
  • Kallinikos I 1636 - 1639
  • Damaskinos I 1634 - 1636
  • Athanasius II 1622 - 1634
  • Parthenius 1611
  • Zosimas 1607
  • Sophronius I 1606
  • Ioasaf II (Argyropoulos) 1596
  • Matthaius I 1596
  • Gavriil II 1594
  • Mitrophanis 1585
  • Ioasaf I 1560 - 1578
  • Gregory - David
  • Theophanis II 1544
  • Theonas 1539
  • Makarius II 1517 - 1536
  • Niphon 1450 - 1484
  • Methodius ca.1439–1467
  • Gregory ca.1432–ca.1437/38
  • Symeon (1416/17–1429)
  • Gabriel 1397–1416/17
  • Isidore II (Glabas) 1379 - 1396
  • Dorotheus II 1371 - 1379
  • Antonius ca. 1363 - ca. 1371
  • Nicholas II Cabasilas 1361 - 1363
  • Neilos Kavasilas 1360 - 1361
  • Gregory Palamas 1347 - 1359
  • Hyakinthus 1345 - 1346
  • Makarius I 1342 - 1344 (protos of Athos)
  • Ignatius (Glabas) 1336 - 1341
  • Gregory II (Koutales) 1332 - 1334/36
  • Ioannis Well (Kalekas) 1322 - 1332
  • Effimianos 1322
  • Ieremias 1315 - 1322
  • Iakovas I 1300 - 1315 (from Monembasia, but possibly the same as the following)
  • Iakovas 1293 - 1299 (previously hegumen of the Lavra on Mount Athos)
  • Ignatius I 1284/1285 - 1293?
  • Dimitrius 1282 - 1285
  • Ioannikios the Quince 1261
  • Manouil 1235 - 1261
  • Michail II (Palatanos) 1235
  • Iosif II 1232 - 1235
  • Nikitas III
  • Constantine III (Mesopotamitis) 1204 - 1223
  • Chrysanthus 1199 - 1202
  • Constantine III (Mesopotamitis) 1198 - 1199
  • Eustathius (Katafloros) 1178-1195
  • Vasileios IV (Ohrid) 1145 - 1168
  • Nikitas II 1133
  • Michail I 1122
  • Constantine II 1110
  • Theodoulos 1086 - 1107
  • Promithephs 1038
  • Theophanis I 1031 - 1038
  • Nikitas I
  • Isidore I 1016
  • Anatolius
  • Vasileios III the Confessor (904 - ?)
  • Ioannis IV Thessaly 892 - 904
  • Methodius 889
  • Gregory I 882
  • Paphlos II 880 - 882
  • Theodoros 866 - 869
  • Vasileios II 843 - 865
  • Antonius the Confessor 843
  • Leon the Philosopher 839 - 840
  • Iosif I the Studite 811 - 821, 807-809
  • Thomas
  • Theophilus  ? - 787
  • Vasileios I 772
  • Constantine I
  • Sergius 690
  • Ioannis I 680
  • Paphlus I 649
  • Ioannis II 617 - 626, 603-610
  • Plotinus 616
  • Eusebius of Thessalonica[3] 585 - 603
  • Theodosius I 585
  • Thalalephs
  • Ilias 553
  • Aristeidis 520 - 535
  • Dorotheus I 494 - 520
  • Andreas 481 - 494
  • Aphxitheus the Evdoxius 451 - 458
  • Anastasius I 434 - 451
  • Rufus 407 - 434
  • Anysius 384 - 407
  • Ascholius 379-384
  • Paphlinus
  • Eirinius 355
  • Aetius 342 - 347
  • Ioannis I
  • Alexander I of Thessalonica 305-335[4][5]
  • Artemius
  • Nicholas I 160
  • Aristarchus of the Seventy
  • Silvanus of the Seventy [6]
  • Gaius - First Bishop of Thessalonica

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