Paul (Lyngris) of Memphis

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His Eminence, the Most Reverend '''Paul (Lyngris Elder) of Memphis''' is the Archbishop of the the Archdiocese of Memphis of the Greek Orthodox [[Church of Alexandria|Patriarchate of Alexandria]] and All Africa.
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His Eminence, the Most Reverend '''Paul (Lyngris)''' is the Elder Archbishop of Memphis, within the [[Church of Alexandria]].  His [[see]] is Heliopolis, Cairo, in Egypt.
  
 
==Life==
 
==Life==
Abp. Paul was born in 1920 in Kafr-el-Zayat in Egypt. He attended the Theological Faculty of the University of Athens. He was [[ordination|ordained]] to the [[diaconate]] in 1940. His ordination to the [[priest]]hood occurred in 1952. After serving as a [[parish]] priest, he was assigned as [[Vicar]] General in Harare, Zimbabwe between 1954 and 1968. In 1968, he was elevated to the episcopate and was elected [[Archbishop]] of Johannesburg and Pretoria. After the death of Pope and Patriarch [[Parthenios III]] in 1996, Abp. Paul was elected to the position of Deputy (Vicar) of the throne.
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Born in 1920 in Kafr-el-Zayat, Egypt, the future Archbishop attended the Theological Faculty of the University of Athens. In 1940, he was [[ordination|ordained]] to the [[diaconate]], and this was followed in 1952 by his ordination to the [[priest]]hood.
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After serving for a period as a [[parish]] priest, he was assigned as a [[Vicar]]-General in Harare, Zimbabwe, from 1954. In 1996, during the interregnum period between the repose of Pope and Patriarch [[Parthenios III (Koinidis) of Alexandria|Parthenios III]] and his [[Petros VII (Papapetrou) of Alexandria|successor's]] election, Abp. Paul was elected as Deputy of the throne.
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In 1968, he was elected [[Archbishop]] of Johannesburg and Pretoria, and was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] to the episcopate on [[November 29]], 1968.
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On [[May 18]], 2008, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa awarded Abp. Paul the Highest Medal of the Archangel at the Church of Ss Constantine and Helen in Johannesburg. The medal is the highest award of the ancient Patriarchate.
  
 
In addition to his native Greek, His Eminence speaks Arabic, English, and French.
 
In addition to his native Greek, His Eminence speaks Arabic, English, and French.
  
==Source==
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*[http://www.greekorthodox-alexandria.org/index.php?module=content&cid=004001 Alexandria Patriarchate Archdiocese website]
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title=Archbishop of Johannesburg and Pretoria|
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years=1968 - ?|
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title=Elder Archbishop of Memphis|
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years=? - Present|
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==Sources==
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*[http://www.greekorthodox-alexandria.org/index.php?module=content&cid=004001 Alexandria Patriarchate website]
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*[http://www.greekorthodox-alexandria.org/oldsite/administration/hierEN.htm  Hierarchs of the Throne - Alexandria]
  
 
[[Category: Bishops]]
 
[[Category: Bishops]]
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[[Category: Bishops of Johannesburg and Pretoria]]
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[[Category:20th-21st-century bishops]]
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[[Category:University of Athens Theology School Graduates]]

Latest revision as of 18:25, September 6, 2012

His Eminence, the Most Reverend Paul (Lyngris) is the Elder Archbishop of Memphis, within the Church of Alexandria. His see is Heliopolis, Cairo, in Egypt.

Life

Born in 1920 in Kafr-el-Zayat, Egypt, the future Archbishop attended the Theological Faculty of the University of Athens. In 1940, he was ordained to the diaconate, and this was followed in 1952 by his ordination to the priesthood.

After serving for a period as a parish priest, he was assigned as a Vicar-General in Harare, Zimbabwe, from 1954. In 1996, during the interregnum period between the repose of Pope and Patriarch Parthenios III and his successor's election, Abp. Paul was elected as Deputy of the throne.

In 1968, he was elected Archbishop of Johannesburg and Pretoria, and was consecrated to the episcopate on November 29, 1968.

On May 18, 2008, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa awarded Abp. Paul the Highest Medal of the Archangel at the Church of Ss Constantine and Helen in Johannesburg. The medal is the highest award of the ancient Patriarchate.

In addition to his native Greek, His Eminence speaks Arabic, English, and French.

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Paul (Lyngris) of Memphis
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Archbishop of Johannesburg and Pretoria
1968 - ?
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Preceded by:
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Elder Archbishop of Memphis
? - Present
Succeeded by:
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