Nektarios (Kellis) of Madagascar

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The Right Reverend '''Nektarios (Kellis) of Madagascar''' was the first bishop of the diocese of Madagascar.
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The Right Reverend '''Nektarios (Kellis) of Madagascar''' was the first [[bishop]] of the [[Church of Alexandria]]'s [[Diocese of Madagascar]].
  
Born in ~1953 in Rhodes, George came to Australia early in life, and was raised in Adelaide.  He served as a priest on the Gold Coast, and for the most part of his service in Australia, he was an archimandrite at St Nektarios Monastery, Adelaide.
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Born '''George Kellis''' ca. 1953 in Rhodes, he came to Australia early in life, and was raised in Adelaide.  He served as a [[priest]] on the Gold Coast, and for the most part of his service in Australia, he was an [[archimandrite]] at St Nectarios Monastery, Adelaide.
  
In 1997, Archimandrite Nektarios was elected bishop of the newly-created diocese of Madagascar.
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After a period of time in Adelaide, he felt called to missionary work.  He then went to Madagascar and began to evangelise, beginning only with a non-functioning church in the capital.  In 1997, Archimandrite Nektarios was elected bishop of the newly created Diocese of Madagascar.
  
In September 2004 he, along with [[Petros VII (Papapetrou) of Alexandria|Petros VII of Alexandria]] and two other metropolitans reposed in a helicopter crash en route to [[Mount Athos|Mt. Athos]].  He was buried in Madagascar.
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In September 2004 he, along with Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria [[Petros VII (Papapetrou) of Alexandria|Petros VII]], two other metropolitans, and two priests reposed in a helicopter crash en route to [[Mount Athos]].  He was buried in [[Madagascar]].
  
 
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*[http://www.greece.org/gopatalex/sa/orthodoxJohannesburg/English/Obituaries/Bishops.html The Bishops who were killed in the helicopter crash]
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The Right Reverend Nektarios (Kellis) of Madagascar was the first bishop of the Church of Alexandria's Diocese of Madagascar.

Born George Kellis ca. 1953 in Rhodes, he came to Australia early in life, and was raised in Adelaide. He served as a priest on the Gold Coast, and for the most part of his service in Australia, he was an archimandrite at St Nectarios Monastery, Adelaide.

After a period of time in Adelaide, he felt called to missionary work. He then went to Madagascar and began to evangelise, beginning only with a non-functioning church in the capital. In 1997, Archimandrite Nektarios was elected bishop of the newly created Diocese of Madagascar.

In September 2004 he, along with Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria Petros VII, two other metropolitans, and two priests reposed in a helicopter crash en route to Mount Athos. He was buried in Madagascar.

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Nektarios (Kellis) of Madagascar
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Bishop of Madagascar
1997-2004
Succeeded by:
Ignatios (Sennis)
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