Panteleimon (Lampadarios) of Antinoe

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His Eminence, the Most Reverend Panteleimon (Lampadarios) of Antinoe is a retired archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa, having previously served as Bishop of Ghana and Metropolitan of Pilousion.

Life

George Lampadarios was born on the island of Kalymnos, Greece on May 14, 1955. As a child he immigrated to the United States in 1958 and became an American citizen in 1966. After he had completed his high school education in the United States he returned to Greece and to Kalymnos in the Dodecanese Islands.

In time George entered the Monastery of St. Panteleimon where he took a monastic tonsure and receive the name Panteleimon. While at the monastery, Panteleimon was ordained a deacon in 1980 and then a priest in 1983. Over the next fifteen year Fr. Panteleimon took on various functions: a missionary priest in South Africa, a religious teacher in Greece, General Vicar of the Archdiocese of Good Hope in South Africa, and Director of the Patriarchal Press Office in Alexandria, Egypt.

On November 23, 1999, Fr. Panteleimon was elected the first Bishop of Ghana. Following his consecration on November 30, 1999, Bp. Panteleimon traveled to Ghana. On January 18, 2000, he arrived in Ghana and began visiting the villages of the country. He presided over a spiritual revival among the parishes of the diocese.

In 2004, Bp. Panteleimon was elevated to Metropolitan and transferred to the Archdiocese of Pilousion where he remained until his retirement in 2006 as Archbishop of Antinoe.

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Panteleimon (Lampadarios) of Antinoe
Preceded by:
Bishop of Ghana
1999-2004
Succeeded by:
Damaskinos (Papandreou)
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Metropolitan of Pilousion
2004-2006
Succeeded by:
Kallinikos (Pippas)
Preceded by:
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Archbishop of Antinoe
2004-Present
Succeeded by:
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