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Philaret (Ioannides) of Syros

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On [[June 1]], 1923, Fr. Philaret was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] the first Bishop of Chicago. Also, before the election of Fr. [[Kallistos (Papageorgapoulos) of San Francisco|Kallistos (Papageorgapoulos)]] as the first Greek bishop of San Francisco in 1927, Bp. Philaret served concurrently as “[[locum tenens]]” for the Bishop of San Francisco from June 1, 1923 until [[August 7]], 1927. During the time that Bp. Philaret served in Chicago he received a Doctor of Divinity degree at Episcopal Seminary of Nashotah in Wisconsin.
In late On November 6, 1930, Bp. Philaret was appointed, elected to be Metropolitan of Syros on the Greek island in the Cyclades southeast of Athens, and departed Chicago after a farewell dinner in November 1930. Metropolitan Philaret retired on November 11, 1960. He fell asleep in the Lord on June 8, 1961.
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