Metropolis of Drama

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The Metropolis of Drama is one of the metropolises of the New Lands in Greece that are within the jurisdiction of the Church of Constantinople but de facto are administered for practical reasons as part of the Church of Greece under an agreement between the churches of Athens and Constantinople.

The metropolis is located in northern Greece and is bordered on the north by Bulgaria.


His Eminence Metropolitan Paul (Apostolidis) of Drama was born in 1963 in Verroia. He was consecrated to the throne on October 5, 2005.

Former hierarchs

  1. Chrysostomos 1902-1910
  2. Agathangelos 1910-1922
  3. Laurentios 1922-1928
  4. Basilios 1931-1941
  5. George 1942-1958
  6. Philip 1958-1964
  7. Dionysios 1965-2005