Seraphim (Ginis) of Apollonias

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Bishop Seraphim of Apollonias is currently the Titular Bishop of Apollonias, auxiliary bishop to Archbishop Stylianos of Australia, serving in the First Archdiocesan District of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, and sub-dean of St. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College.

Positions

  • Assistant Bishop, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, First Archdiocesan District of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.
  • Sub-Dean and full-time lecturer in Liturgical Studies, St. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College.
  • Chair of the First Circuit Ecclesiastical Tribunal of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, NSW District.
  • Editor of Voice of Orthodoxy.
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia Consolidated Trust.
  • Member of the Board of Directors, St Basil's Homes.
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Sydney College of Divinity Ltd.

Timeline

  • 1949: Born in Athens. Went on to complete secondary education at Halandri of Attica, then theology at the University of Salonika (earning a BD), doing honours in the faculty of practical theology at University of Salonika.
  • 1975: Ordained Deacon, then Priest.
  • 1976: Fr Seraphim served in the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain.
  • 1980: Fr Seraphim was transferred to Holy Metropolis of Nea Krini and Kalamaria, served as parish priest of Church of St Paraskevi.
  • 1986: Archbishop Stylianos invited Fr Seraphim to Australia. Appointed parish priest at Archdiocesan Church of St Eustathios, Melbourne, where Bishop Ezekiel (Kilkis) of Dervis was serving.
  • 1991 Mar 12: Fr Seraphim elected Bishop of Apollonias. Appointed to First Archdiocesan District of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, based in Sydney, as Assistant Bishop to Archbishop Stylianos.

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