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Ezekiel (Kefalas) of Dervis

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{{orthodoxyinaustralasiasmall}}His Grace '''Ezekiel of Dervis''' is currently the titular [[bishop]] of Dervis, serving as the auxiliary bishop to [[Archbishop]] [[Stylianos (Harkianakis) of Australia|Stylianos]], responsible for the Second Archdiocesan District of [[List of parishes in Victoria|Victoria]] and [[List of parishes in Tasmania|Tasmania]].
His Grace Ezekiel was born in Akrita Kilkis, Macedonia, in 1938. After his graduation from [[Church of Constantinople|Constantinople]]'s Halki Theological College, he was [[ordainordination|ordained]]ed to the [[Deacon|diaconate]] in July and went to Sydney to serve the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia]] around 1960. He was ordained to the [[priest]]hood and assigned to the Greek Orthodox Church in Dubbo, NSW, and soon after to All Saints Church in Belmore, Sydney (~1962).
He was to stay at All Saints for 15 years until he was elected Titular Bishop of Dervis on [[March 1|1 March]] 1977, as auxiliary bishop to Archbishop Stylianos. He was assigned to Perth to serve the Church in Western Australia; after three years of service he was assigned to Adelaide. In 1984, Bishop Ezekiel was assigned to Melbourne, where he has served in the Archdiocese ever since.
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