Epiphanios (Perialas) of Bryoula

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Metropolitan Epiphanios (Perialas) is a hierarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. He is the primate of the Metropolis of Spain and Portugal.


Metropolitan Epiphanios was born in Ithaca, New York in 1935, as Constantine Perialas. He is a graduate of Syracuse University and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.

The future metropolian served for 30 years as a professor of speech and communications at Ithaca College. He also served for a period as a vice president of the college, in charge of student affairs. The college established the Perialas Prize in Epiphanios' honor in 1997. The prize is given to three students annually.

In 1984 he was ordained to the priesthood (taking at that time the name Epiphanios) and served in a variety of parishes, including St. Catherine's in Ithaca (for 15 years) and the Dormition of the Theotokos Church in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.

On April 12, 2003, the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate elected Fr. Epiphanios as the first bishop of the newly-created Metropolis of Spain and Portugal. Previously, Spain and Portugal had constituted an exarchate of the Metropolis of France.


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