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Panteleimon (Kalpakidis) of Veria

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==Life==
John Kalpakidis was born in 1945 in Thessalonica, Greece. He studied theology at the University of Thessalonica and Oxford University in Great Britain. He was [[tonsure]]d a [[monk]], with the name Panteleimon, at the [[Little St. Anne's Skete (Athos)|Little St. Anne's Skete ]] of [[Mount Athos]]. Mnk. Panteleimon was [[ordination|ordained]] a [[deacon]] in1969, and then a [[priest]] in 1976.
Father Panteleimon was elected to the [[episcopate]] in 1994 and [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] Metropolitan of Veria and Naousa and Exarch of Thessaly on [[May 29]], 1994.
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