Seraphim (Papakostas) of Kastoria

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Seraphim (Papakostas) of Kastoria

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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Seraphim (Papakostas) of Kastoria
Preceded by:
Gregorios III (Papoutsopoulos)
Metropolitan of Kastoria
1996 - Present
Succeeded by:
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