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Pangratios (Dubas) of Scopelos

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His Grace Bishop '''Pangratios (Dubas) of Scopelos''' is an auxiliary bishop to the [[Metropolis of Mexico (Ecumenical Patriarchate)|Metropolis of Mexico]], [[titular bishop]] of Scopelos.

==Life==
Petro Dubas was born on [[July 12]], 1955, in Holohory, Zolochiv region, province of Lviv, [[Ukraine]], to Oleksij and Anna Dubas. He served in the armed forces for 1973-75, and after mandatory military service he served as a cantor at St. George's Church in Holohory.

From there he was advised to enter Leningrad [[seminary|Theological Acaedemy]], where he studied from 1983 to 1991. After his graduation, he was dispatched to serve under His Eminence Metropolitan [[Filaret (Denysenko) of Kiev|Philaret of Kyiv and Halych]], Patriarchal Exarch of Ukraine (Moscow Patriarchate), who assigned him to Volyn Theological Seminary in Lutsk as a teacher. Later the rectory of the seminary, Bishop Bartholomew, the ruling hierarch of the Lutsk and Volyn Diocese, assigned him as instructor of [[Church Slavonic]], in charge of the library, and assistant to a seminary provost.

On [[August 3]], 1993, Petro arrived in the United States at the invitation of Bishop [[Vsevolod (Maidansky) of Scopelos|Vsevolod of Scopelos]], the [[primate]] of the [[Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA|Ukrainain Orthodox Church in America]] under the [[Ecumenical Patriarchate]]. On [[August 5]], 1993, Metropolitan Athenagoras (Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America) [[tonsure]]d him a [[monk]] with the name Pankratios after St. Pancratios of Taormina ([[July 9]]), in Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in New York. On [[December 12]], 1993, Bishop Vsevolod [[ordain]]ed him to the [[diaconate]] at the Protection of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and on [[December 19]], to the [[priest]]hood at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church in New York, where he was also assigned as the parish priest. On [[October 2]], 1994, Bp. Vsevolod elevated Fr. Pangratios to the rank of igumen at the St. John of Sucheva Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Fr. Pangratios taught pastoral theology at [[St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Bound Brook, New Jersey)|St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Seminary]] from 1995-1997.

On [[July 28]], 1996, Bp. Vsevolod elevated Fr. Pangratios to the rank of [[archimandrite]] at Holy Protection Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Allentown, Pennsylvania. On [[March 1]], 1997, Archim. Pangratios was assigned as parish priest of St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, Illinois.

In July 2012, Archimandrite Pangratios was elected to the [[episcopacy]] as Bishop of Scopelos, auxiliary bishop to the Metropolis of Mexico by the Synod of the [[Ecumenical Patriarchate]], and was [[consecrate]]d a bishop in Mexico City on [[September 9]], 2012.

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before=[[Vsevolod (Maidansky) of Scopelos|Vsevolod (Maidansky)]]|
title=Archbishop of Scopelos|
years=2012-present|
after=—}}
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==Source==
*[https://www.patriarchate.org/-/skopelou-k-pankratios Pangratios of Skopelos]

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