Ambrosios was born on [[March 15]], 1960 on the island of Aegina in Greece
where he graduated from high School in 1978 . In 1983 he received his degree from the School of Theology of the University of Athens. In 1985 he was [[ordination|ordained]] [[deacon]] and in 1991 [[presbyter]].
As a deacon and priest he served at the Metropolis of Nicea-Piraeus as Personal Secretary of the late Metropolitan [[Georgios (Pavlides) of Nicea]] and as Youth Director. He also served at the Metropolis of Monemvasia and Sparta.
From 1988 to 1989 he worked at the
renowned Library and Icon Gallery of [[St. Catherine's Monastery (Sinai)|St. Catherine's Monastery]] on Mt. Sinai in Egypt.
From 1991 to 1993
, through a scholarship from the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America]], he studied at [[Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (Brookline, Massachusetts)]], where he received a Th. M. in Patrology.
From 1993 to 1996, under a scholarship from Princeton University, Ambrosios did postgraduate studies at Princeton Theological Seminary (PTS) as well as at Princeton University where he received his second master's degree in Church History and Art History. During this time he also began work on his dissertation for his doctorate degree.
During the years of his studies in the United States (1991-1996), Ambrosios served in various Greek Orthodox [[ parish]] es in New England and New Jersey as visiting pastor at the Greek Orthodox communities of St. Barbara, in Tom's River, New Jersey, and Holy Trinity Church in Bargaintown, New Jersey.
On [[December 21]],
1998, he was awarded a doctorate degree with distinction by the School of Theology of the University of Athens, and on [[ December 23]] of the same year he departed to Korea to begin serving the Orthodox Church in Korea as Dean of St. Nicholas Cathedral in Seoul and as Chancellor of the [[Orthodox Metropolis of Korea ]].
On [[ December 21]], 2005, he was elevated to the [[ bishop|episcopacy]] as Bishop of Zelon by the [[ Holy Synod]] of the [[ Ecumenical Patriarchate]].
addition to many articles in various magazines, he has also published the following major studies and books: ''The Social Teachings of St. [[ Gregory Palamas]] , Based on His 63 Homilies'', ''The Contribution of St. [[Basil the Great]] to the Formation of the Monastic Ideal'', ''[[ Iconography]] in the Liturgical life of the Medieval Greek Church'', and ''Gabriel Archbishop of Thessalonica and the Homiliarion attributed to him''.
Bishop Ambrosios has participated in the conference of the [[World Council of Churches]] on World Mission and Evangelism in Sao Paolo, Brazil (1997) as a member of the Patriarchal Delegation and in Athens (2005). In 1998 he participated in the Convention of Orthodox Theological Schools organized by [[Syndesmos]] in Belgrade, Serbia. Apart from his [[diakonia]] (service) at the Metropolis of Korea, he is also full professor at the newly established Department of Greek Studies at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies . He was elected as Metropolitan of Korea on May 28th, 2008.
[[Category:Holy Cross Seminary Graduates]]
[[Category:University of Athens Theology School Graduates]]