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Nikitas (Lulias) of Dardanellia

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His Eminence [[Metropolitan ]] '''Nikitas (Lulias) of Dardanellia''' was the inaugural [[Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia|Metropolitan of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia]] and is now serving as Director of the [[Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute]]. He is fluent in English, Greek and Russian and has a working knowledge of Latin, Church Slavonic , and Spanish.
==Biographical timeline==
*1982: Persued graduate studies at the University of Thessaloniki until November.
*Ordained. First assignment was Associate Pastor at Ss Constantine and Helen Cathedral, Merriville, Indiana.
*1987: Became [[chancellor ]] of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Chicago, Illinois, until 1995.
*1988-91: Taught theology at Loyola University, Chicago
*1989-present: Member, Board of Directors, the Hellenic Foundation
*1996 December 14: Consecrated to the episcopacy, named Metropolitan of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia at the Patriarchal Cathedral of St George the Great Martyr, Phanar.
:January 12: Enthroned at the Cathedral of St Luke the Evangelist, Hong Kong.
*2007 March: Appointed Director of the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute in Berkeley, California.*2007 August 29: Became Metropolitan of Dardanellia.
==Bibliography==
*[http://www.orthodoxinstitute.org/metropolitannikitasbio.html PAOI Biography]
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==External links==
*[http://www.orthodoxinstitute.org/metropolitannikitasbio.html Biography of Metropolitan Nikitas] at the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute
*[http://www.ec-patr.org/hierarchs/show.php?lang=en&id=53 His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas of Dardanellia] (Ecumenical Patriarchate)
*[http://www.ec-patr.org/hierarchs/show.php?lang=gr&id=53 Ὁ Σεβ. Μητροπολίτης Δαρδανελλίων κ. Νικήτας] (Greek: Ecumenical Patriarchate)
*[http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/hierarchs/constantinople/current1.htm#nikitas_metr_dardanellia Listing] at the Orthodox Research Institute
*[http://www.cs.ust.hk/faculty/dimitris/metro/ENTHR.html Enthronment of His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia Orthodox Cathedral of St. Luke, Stanley Fort, Hong Kong January 12, 1997]
 
'''News Articles'''
*[http://www.sptimes.com/2006/01/02/Northpinellas/From_leap_of_faith_to.shtml From leap of faith to leader of churches: Nikitas Lulias says that retrieving the cross on Epiphany acted as a "calling" that led him be a metropolitan.] by Theresa Blackwell, published January 2, 2006.
*[http://www.sptimes.com/2006/01/05/Weekend/Marking_a_century_of_.shtml Marking a century of Epiphanies] by ''[St. Petersburg] Times'' Staff Writer, published January 5, 2006 (includes picture)
*[http://www.sptimes.com/2003/01/06/NorthPinellas/Native_son_returns_fo.shtml Native son returns for Epiphany: Along the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs, the Metropolitan Nikitas revives the tradition of blessing of the boats.] by Kelley Benham, ''[St. Petersburg] Times'' Staff Writer, published January 6, 2003.
* AsiaNews.it [http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=9778&size=A Orthodox Metropolitan: Beijing should allow real religious freedom]. ''AsiaNews.it'', July 10, 2007.
* Ecumenical News International (ENI). [http://www.eni.ch/news/item.php?id=999 Asian Christians persecuted, says Orthodox leader]. 2 July 2007.
* ''Kung Kao Po'' (kkp@catholic.org.hk). [http://kkp.catholic.org.hk/lo/lo3307/lo3307_04.htm 正教香港聖統建立十年 首任主教七月離港返美] July 2007. (includes photo)
:(''In an interview with a Catholic weekly, Archbishop Nikitas Lulias said he did not agree with the policy of the Chinese government as regards religion, given that the latter did not include Orthodoxy among the five "official religions" of the country (Catholic Christianity, Protestant Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Taoism)'').
 
===Writings===
*[http://www.stlukeorthodox.com/html/innews/asia.cfm Hello America ... Asia on the Line] by Metropolitan Nikitas of Hong Kong. Source: ''Greek Star Newspaper'', October 21, 2004
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[[Category: 20th-21st-century bishops]]
[[Category:Orthodoxy in Asia]]
[[Category:Holy Cross Seminary Graduates]]
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