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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]].
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.
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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*[http://www.ecclesia.gr/greek/dioceses/Kastorias/Kastorias.html Kastoria] In Greek*[http://www.
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