Nektarios (Kellis) 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]].
 
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 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.
  
 
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.
 
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.

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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 Petros VII of Alexandria and two other metropolitans reposed in a helicopter crash en route to Mt. Athos. He was buried in Madagascar.

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