Panteleimon (Kalafatis) of Xanthi

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His Eminence Panteleimon (Kalafatis) of Xanthi is the Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Xanthi and Peritheorion that is under the administration of the Church of Greece. The Metropolis of Xanthi is a metropolis in the New Lands of Greece, under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. [1] He has served as the ruling hierarch of the metropolis since 1995.

Life

Michael Kalafatis was born in 1943 in Petrokerasa in Chalkidiki, also Halkidiki, of the Central Macedonian region of northern Greece. He studied both theology and law before he entered the Holy Orders. He was ordained a deacon in 1970, with the name Panteleimon, followed by his ordination as a priest later that same year. After his election to the episcopacy in 1995 he was consecrated Metropolitan of Xanthi on January 29, 1995.[2]

The Department of Environment of the University of Thrace awarded Metropolitan Panteleimon an honorary doctorate degree in 2001.

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