Photios (Savvaides) of Heraclea

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Metropolitan Photios died on [[June 24]], 2007 at the Baloukli Hospital in Constantinople.
 
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*[http://www.eglise-orthodoxe.be/Z-Nouvelles/Deces_Heraclee.html Obituary on the website of the Metropolis of Belgium (in French)]
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Revision as of 08:28, August 16, 2007

Metropolitan Photios (Savvaides) was a senior hierarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate The bulk of his episcopal ministry was served as primate of the Metropolis of Imbros and Tenedos. In this role, he succeeded Metropolitan Demetrius, who had been elected Ecumenical Patriarch. At his death he was first hierarch of the Ecumenical Throne, holding the office of Metropolitan of the senior see of Heraclea, Exarch of Thrace and Macedonia.

Life

Photios was born in Chalcedon on April 21, 1924. He studied at the Great Patriarchal School and later at the Theological School of Halki. He was ordained to the diaconate by Metropolitan Maximos of Chalcedon and served as Archdeacon of the Metropolis of Chalcedon. In 1959 he was elected Bishop of Tralles, serving as an auxilliary to the Metropolitan of Chalcedon. He was elected Metropolitan of Imbros and Tenedos in 1972 and served in that role until 2002, when he was selected as Metropolitan of Heraclea.

Metropolitan Photios died on June 24, 2007 at the Baloukli Hospital in Constantinople.

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Photios (Savvaides) of Heraclea
Preceded by:
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Bishop of Tralles
1959-1972
Succeeded by:
Germanos (Chaviaropoulos)
Preceded by:
Demetrius (Papadopoulos)
Metropolitan of Imbros and Tenedos
1972-2002
Succeeded by:
Cyril (Dragoumis)
Preceded by:
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Metropolitan of Heraclea
2002-2007
Succeeded by:
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