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His Eminence '''Seraphim (Papakostas) of Kastoria''' is the ruling hierarch of the [[Metropolis of Kastoria]] of the [[Church of Greece]]. The Metropolis of Kastoria is a metropolis in the New Lands of Greece, under the administration of the [[Church of Greece]] and under the [[jurisdiction]] of the [[Church of Constantinople|Ecumenical Patriarchate]].
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His Eminence '''Seraphim (Papakostas) of Kastoria''' is the [[Metropolitan]] of the [[Metropolis of Kastoria]] under the administration of the [[Church of Greece]]. The Metropolis of Kastoria is a metropolis in the New Lands of Greece, under the [[jurisdiction]] of the [[Church of Constantinople|Ecumenical Patriarchate]]. [http://www.patriarchate.org/patriarchate/jurisdiction/administration/dioceses/new-lands]. He has been the ruling hierarch of the [[metropolis]] since 1996. 
 
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==Life==
 
==Life==
John Papakostas was born in 1959 in Karditsa Agnantero in Thessaly, Greece. After completing his secondary education he studied theology at the University of Athens.
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John Papakostas was born in 1959 in the village of Agnantero in Karditsa prefecture in Thessaly, Greece. After completing his education in theology at the University of Athens, John entered the [[Holy Orders]]. In 1983, he was [[ordination|ordained]] a [[deacon]] with the name Seraphim. In 1987, Dcn. Seraphim was ordained a [[priest]]. Following his ordination, Father Seraphim served in the Directorate of Youth in the Archdiocese of Athens, from 1990 as the head of Protocol followed as Secretary of the directorate.
  
In 1983, John was [[ordination|ordained]] a [[deacon]] and was given the ecclesiastical name of Seraphim. In 1987, he was ordained a [[priest]] and served as Director of Youth of the Archdiocese of Athens. Father Seraphim was elected to the hierarchy in 1996 and was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]]Metropolitan of Kastoria on [[October 5]],1996.
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In 1996, Father Seraphim was elected to the [[episcopate]]. He was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] Metropolitan of Kastoria on [[October 5]], 1996.
  
 
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==Sources==
 
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*[http://www.ecclesia.gr/greek/dioceses/Kastorias/Kastorias.html  Kastoria] In Greek
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*[http://www.ecclesia.gr/greek/dioceses/Kastorias/Kastorias.html  Kastoria]   In Greek
*[http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/hierarchs/constantinople/bios/bio_seraphim_metr_kastoria.html  Metropolitan Seraphim of Kastoria]
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*[http://www.ecclesia.gr/English/EnDioceses/Kastoria.html  Holy Metropolis of Kastoria]
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*[http://patriarchate.org/patriarchate/hierarchy-of-the-throne/metropolitans-new-lands/seraphim-of-kastoria  Seraphim of Kastoria]
  
 
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His Eminence Seraphim (Papakostas) of Kastoria is the Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Kastoria under the administration of the Church of Greece. The Metropolis of Kastoria is a metropolis in the New Lands of Greece, under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. [1]. He has been the ruling hierarch of the metropolis since 1996.

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Life

John Papakostas was born in 1959 in the village of Agnantero in Karditsa prefecture in Thessaly, Greece. After completing his education in theology at the University of Athens, John entered the Holy Orders. In 1983, he was ordained a deacon with the name Seraphim. In 1987, Dcn. Seraphim was ordained a priest. Following his ordination, Father Seraphim served in the Directorate of Youth in the Archdiocese of Athens, from 1990 as the head of Protocol followed as Secretary of the directorate.

In 1996, Father Seraphim was elected to the episcopate. He was consecrated Metropolitan of Kastoria on October 5, 1996.

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