Metr. Andrew was born in Patras, Greece in 1939. After completing his secondary education he entered and graduated from the Theological School of the University of Athens. He was [[ordination|ordained]] a [[deacon]] in 1968 by Metr. [[Sevastianos (Oikonomidis) of Dryinoupolis|Sevastianos (Sebastian)]], which was followed by his ordination as a [[priest]] the following year. He served as a preacher. In 1969, he was elevated to the dignity of [[archimandrite]].
Fr. Andrew was elected a bishop on [[January 27]], 1995 to lead the Metropolis of Dryinoupolis, Pogoniani and Konitsa following the repose of Metr. Sevastianos.[http://www.patriarchate.org/patriarchate/hierarchy-of-the-throne/metropolitans-new-lands/andrew-of-dyinoupolis-pogoniani-and-konitsa]