Seraphim (Papakostas) of Kastoria

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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 jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

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.

In 1983, John was 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 consecratedMetropolitan of Kastoria on October 5,1996.

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