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Dimitrios (Zaharengas) of Irinoupolis

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His Eminence '''Dimitrios (Zaharengas) of Irinoupolis''' is a hierarch of the [[Church of Alexandria]] and has been Metropolitan of the [[Archdiocese of Irinoupolis]] since 2004. Previously he served as [[Archbishop]] of the [[Archdiocese of Cameroon|Cameroon]].
==Life==
Born Themistocles Zaharengas in 1965 in Sohos, [[Thessalonica]], Themistocles studied at the Ecclesiastical Education Academy of Thessalonica and the Theological Faculty of the Aristotelian University of Thessalonica. In 1989, he attended the missionary [[Monastery]] of the Archangel Michael-Tharri on the island of Rhodes. He was [[tonsure]]d a [[monk]] with the name Dimitrios.
In 1992, Dimitrios began a period of service as a [[missionary]], serving in [[Madagascar]], India, Hong Kong, and the Philippine Islands. In 1999, he was [[ordination|ordained]] a [[deacon]] and then a [[priest]] by His Eminence [[Nikitas (Lulias) of Dardanellia|Nikitas (Lulias) of Hong Kong]]. Aftr becoming a member of the [[clergy]], Fr. Dimitrios served at the Church of the Annunciation in Alexandria, Egypt and as manager of the Press Office and Public Relations at the patriarchate.
On [[September 16]], 2002 Fr. Dimitrios was elected by the [[Holy Synod]] of the [[Church of Alexandria]] as Archbishop of [[Cameroon]]. He was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] by Patriarch [[Petros VII (Papapetrou) of Alexandria|Petros VII]] on [[October 6]], 2002. In 2004, Abp. Dimitrios was appointed Metropolitan of the [[Archdiocese of Irinoupolis]].
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==SourceSources==
*[http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/resources/hierarchs/alexandria/current/bio_dimitrios_zaharengas_metr_irinoupolis.htm Dimitrios of Irinoupolis]
*[http://www.greekorthodox-alexandria.org/index.php?module=content&cid=004001 Patriarchate of Alexandria Archdiocese List website]
[[Category: Bishops]]
[[Category:21st-century bishops]]
[[Category: Bishops of Cameroon]]
[[Category: Bishops of Irinoupolis]]
[[Category: Missionaries]]
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