Nikitas (Lulias) of Thyateira
His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas (Lulias) of Dardanellia was the inaugural 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.
- 1955 June 22: Born to Constantine and Kelliope Lulias and the brother of John.
- 1975: Listed in the Who's Who of American Colleges and Universities
- 1976: Graduated, as a member of the University of Florida Honors Society, Savant, from a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree.
- 1979: Second listing in the Who's Who of American Colleges and Universities.
- 1980: After attending Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, he graduated from a Master of Divinity (Hons).
- 1980-81: Rotary International Graduate Scholar
- 1981-82: Graduate Scholar of the Ministry of the Exterior, Greece
- 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
- 1990-92: Teen Living Program volunteer. 1992 saw him made Volunteer of the Year.
- 1991: Member of the Executive Committee, National Workshop - Relations between Christians and Jews
- 1991-92: Member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Museum
- Period as Chancellor also saw involvement in lecturing in Orthodox Christianity and being a member of the steering committee of the 32nd Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress.
- 1992-93: Studied Russian at St Petersburg Theological Seminary, Russia, from late 1992 to mid 1993.
- 1994: Appointed Director of Development for the International Orthodox Christian Charities
- 1995 July 1: Appointed Pastor of St Demetrios Orthodox Church, Chicago
- 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.
Nikitas (Lulias) of Thyateira
|Metropolitan of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
|Director of the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute
|Metropolitan of Dardanellia
- Biography of Metropolitan Nikitas at the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute
- His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas of Dardanellia (Ecumenical Patriarchate)
- Ὁ Σεβ. Μητροπολίτης Δαρδανελλίων κ. Νικήτας (Greek: Ecumenical Patriarchate)
- Listing at the Orthodox Research Institute
- Enthronment of His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia Orthodox Cathedral of St. Luke, Stanley Fort, Hong Kong January 12, 1997
- 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.
- Marking a century of Epiphanies by [St. Petersburg] Times Staff Writer, published January 5, 2006 (includes picture)
- 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 Orthodox Metropolitan: Beijing should allow real religious freedom. AsiaNews.it, July 10, 2007.
- Ecumenical News International (ENI). Asian Christians persecuted, says Orthodox leader. 2 July 2007.
- Kung Kao Po (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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)).
- Hello America ... Asia on the Line by Metropolitan Nikitas of Hong Kong. Source: Greek Star Newspaper, October 21, 2004