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His Beatitude '''[[Theodoros II (Choreftakis) of Alexandria]]''' is the current [[Pope]] and [[Patriarch]] of [[Alexandria]] and All Africa. He was elected following the untimely accidental death of Patriarch [[Petros VII (Papapetrou) of Alexandria|Petros VII]].  The future [[patriarch]] was born Nikolaos Choreftakis on the island of Crete in 1954.  From 1975 to 1985, Dn. Theodoros served as Archdeacon and Chancellor of the Holy Metropolis of Lambis and Sfakion, Crete.
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[[Protopresbyter]] '''''[[Georges Florovsky]]''''' was a prominent 20th century Orthodox Christian [[priest]], [[theologian]], and writer, active in the [[ecumenism|ecumenical movement]].  His writing is known for its clear, profound style, covering subjects on nearly every aspect of Church life.
  
In 1990, he was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] [[bishop]] of Kyrene and Representative of Patr. Parthenios in Athens. In 1997, he was appointed Patriarchal Vicar by Patriarch Petros VII, to assist the new patriarch. Ten months later Bp. Theodoros was elected [[Metropolitan]] of Cameroon. As the leader of this [[missionary]] [[diocese]], Metr. Theodoros greatly expanded the [[missionary]] activity in the diocese.  In 2002, Metr. Theodoros was transferred to the Holy Metropolis of Zimbabwe.
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Florovsky was born in Odessa in 1893 as the fourth child of a [[priest]]. Inspired by the erudite environment in which he grew up, he learned English, German, French, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew while still a schoolboy. At eighteen, he started to study philosophy and history. In 1925, Florovsky was appointed professor for [[patristics]] at the [[St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute (Paris, France)|St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute]] in Paris. In this subject, he found his real vocation. Patristics became for him the benchmark for Orthodox [[theology]] and [[exegesis]], as well as a source for many of his contributions and critiques of the ecumenical movement.  In 1932, Florovsky was [[ordination|ordained]] to the priesthood.
  
On [[October 9]], 2004, Metr. Theodoros was unanimously elected by the [[Holy Synod|Synod]] of the Alexandrian Throne as Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, succeeding Patriarch Petros VII who was tragically killed in a helicopter accident. His general missionary activity, as well as his affable character, are the reason behind the love felt towards him by all Africans, as well as by the communities of the Hellenes and Arabs of Egypt and All Africa.
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In 1949, Florovsky moved to New York City to take a position as Dean of St. Vladimir's Seminary.  Florovsky's oversight of the development of the theological curriculum led to the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York granting the Seminary an Absolute Charter in 1953. He was fired as Dean in 1955 and thereafter taught at Harvard Divinity School (1956-1964), teaching patristics and Russian religious thought, and later at Princeton (1964-1972), teaching Slavic languages and literatures.  He died in 1979.
  
  
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Protopresbyter Georges Florovsky was a prominent 20th century Orthodox Christian priest, theologian, and writer, active in the ecumenical movement. His writing is known for its clear, profound style, covering subjects on nearly every aspect of Church life.

Florovsky was born in Odessa in 1893 as the fourth child of a priest. Inspired by the erudite environment in which he grew up, he learned English, German, French, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew while still a schoolboy. At eighteen, he started to study philosophy and history. In 1925, Florovsky was appointed professor for patristics at the St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris. In this subject, he found his real vocation. Patristics became for him the benchmark for Orthodox theology and exegesis, as well as a source for many of his contributions and critiques of the ecumenical movement. In 1932, Florovsky was ordained to the priesthood.

In 1949, Florovsky moved to New York City to take a position as Dean of St. Vladimir's Seminary. Florovsky's oversight of the development of the theological curriculum led to the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York granting the Seminary an Absolute Charter in 1953. He was fired as Dean in 1955 and thereafter taught at Harvard Divinity School (1956-1964), teaching patristics and Russian religious thought, and later at Princeton (1964-1972), teaching Slavic languages and literatures. He died in 1979.


Recently featured: Theodoros II (Choreftakis) of Alexandria, Paschal Homily, Pachomius the Great, Seventh Ecumenical Council, Chrismation. Newly featured articles are presented on Saturdays.

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