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Timotheos (Evangelinidis) of Rhodes

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His Eminence '''Timotheos (Evangelinidis)''' was [[Metropolitan]] of [[w:Rhodes |Rhodes]] from 1947 to 19511949. Before that, he was Metropolitan of the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia|Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Australia and New Zealand]] between 1931-1947.
The Metropolitan was born on the island of [[w:Mytilene |Mytilene]] ([[w:Lesvos|Lesvos]]) in 1880.
Succeeding Metropolitan [[Christoforos (Knitis) of Australia and New Zealand|Christoforos]], in 1931 Timotheos was elected as the second Metropolitan of Australia and New Zealand. Coincidentally, he arrived in [[w:Australia |Australia]] on [[w:Australia Day|Australia Day ]] ([[January 26|Jan 26]]), 1932.
Metropolitan Timotheos had the distinction of having the longest reign within Australasia, a distinction he held until 1990, being eclipsed during the reign of [[Archbishop]] [[Stylianos (Harkianakis) of Australia|Stylianos]]' reign of 33 years to date (1974-present).
He presided over the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Australia and New Zealand until his 1947 election as Metropolitan of Rhodes.
In June of 1949, Metropolitan Timothy was elected [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America|Archbishop of North and South America]], as successor to Archbishop [[Athenagoras I (Spyrou) of Constantinople|Athenagoras]] who had been chosen as Ecumenical Patriarch earlier in the year. However, the Metropolitan suffered a series of heart attacks prior to assuming the post and was forced to resign before he could assume the throne of the Archdiocese. He was permitted to continue as Metropolitan of Rhodes, where he died in October1949.
before=[[Christoforos (Knitis) of Samos|Christoforos (Knitis)]]|
title=Metropolitan of Australia and New Zealand ([[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Church of AustraliaConstantinople|Greek]])|
after=[[Theophylactos (Papathanasopoulos) of Australia and New Zealand|Theophylactos (Papathanasopoulos)]]}}
*''Archbishop Named for New York See'', The New York Times, June 8, 1949
*''Timothy of Rhodes Dead at Age of 69'', The New York Times, October 7, 1949
[[Category:Bishops of Rhodes]]
[[Category:20th-century bishops]]
[[Category:Orthodoxy in Australia]]
[[Category:Orthodoxy in New Zealand]]

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