Stephanos (Matakoulias) of Triphylia and Olympia

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His Eminence Stephanos (Matakoulias) of Triphylia and Olympia was a metropolitan of the Metropolis of Triphylia and Olympia under the jurisdiction of the Church of Greece. The metropolis is located in the western part of the Peloponnese. Metr. Stephanos was metropolitan of Triphylia and Olympia from 1960 to 2007.

Life

Stephanos (Matakoulias) was born in 1915 in Athens, Greece. After completing his basic education, he continued his studies in theology. Upon his entry into the Holy Orders, he was ordained deacon in 1939, receiving the name Stephanos. Dcn. Stephanos was ordained a priest in 1942. Father Stephanos was elected to the episcopate in 1960 and was consecrated metropolitan of the Metropolis of Triphylia and Olympia.

Metr. Stephanos was noted as writer and composer of ecclesiastical hymns. He remained metropolitan of Triphylia and Olympia until his retirement in early 2007. Metr. Stephanos reposed on December 25, 2007 at the age of 92.

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Stephanos (Matakoulias) of Triphylia and Olympia
Preceded by:
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Metropolitan of Triphylia
1960 - 2007
Succeeded by:
Chrysostomos (Stavropoulos)
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