Paul (Lyngris) of Memphis

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His Eminence, the Most Reverend '''Paul (Lyngris) 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]].
  
 
==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. He was elected as [[Archbishop]] of Johannesburg and Pretoria in 1968, and was consecrated to the episcopate.
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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.
  
 
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==
 
==Source==
*[http://www.greekorthodox-alexandria.org/index.php?module=content&cid=004001 Alexandria Patriarchate Archdiocese website]
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*[http://www.greekorthodox-alexandria.org/index.php?module=content&cid=004001 Alexandria Patriarchate website]
  
 
[[Category: Bishops]]
 
[[Category: Bishops]]

Revision as of 06:45, August 26, 2008

His Eminence, the Most Reverend Paul (Lyngris) is the Elder Archbishop of Memphis, within the Church of Alexandria.

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. He was elected as Archbishop of Johannesburg and Pretoria in 1968, and was consecrated to the episcopate.

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

Source

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