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His Eminence, the Most Reverend '''Petros (Giakoumelos)''' is the Elder [[Archbishop]] of [[Archdiocese of Aksum|Aksum]] in northeastern Africa, part of the [[Church of Alexandria]].  His see is in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia, with jurisdiction over Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia.
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His Eminence, the Most Reverend '''Petros (Giakoumelos) of Caesarea''' (1932–2020) was the Archbishop of Caesarea in Mauretania in northeastern Africa, part of the [[Church of Alexandria]].   
  
 
==Life==
 
==Life==
George Giakoumelos, in 1932, was born in Zakynthos. His collegiate level education began with the Theological Faculty of the University of Athens in Greece. He was [[ordination|ordained]] [[deacon]] in 1955 and as a [[priest]] in 1956. Fr. Petros continued his education at the Sorbonne, Paris, studying Catechism-Pastoral Theology and Sociology. While attached to the [[Archdiocese]] of Elasson, Fr. Petros served as [[archdeacon]], preacher, and Great [[Chancellor]] of the Throne. On [[November 30]], 1972, he was elected Archbishop of Askum. During 1996 and 1997, Abp. Petros was appointed also Patriarchal Exarch in the [[Archdiocese of Kenya]] and Irenoupolis.
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George Giakoumelos was born in 1932 in the Zakynthos Island in Ionian Greece. His collegiate level education began with the Theological Faculty of the University of Athens in Greece. He was [[ordination|ordained]] [[deacon]] in 1955 and as a [[priest]] in 1956 under the [[Church of Constantinople|Patriarchate of Constantinople]], in the age of 24. Fr. Petros continued his education at the Sorbonne, Paris, studying Catechism-Pastoral Theology and Sociology. While attached to the [[Archdiocese]] of Elasson, Fr. Petros served as [[archdeacon]], preacher, and Great [[Chancellor]] of the Throne.
  
Abp. Petros speaks French, English, and Italian, in addition to his native language Greek.
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In 1970, Fr. Petros was transfered to the [[Church of Alexandria|See of Alexandria]] under the [[Nicholas VI (Varelopoulos) of Alexandria|Patriarch Nicholas VI]] (1968–1986). On [[December 17]], 1972, in the age of 40, he was ordained titular Bishop of Babylon in Cairo, where he served as Patriarchal Commissioner. On [[November 30]], 1979, Bishop Petros was elected the fourth [[Archdiocese of Aksum|Archbishop of Aksum]] in Etiopia. During 1996 and 1997, Abp. Petros was appointed also Patriarchal Exarch in the [[Archdiocese of Nairobi|Archdiocese of Kenya]]. His see was in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia, with jurisdiction over Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia.
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With the repose of the [[Petros VII (Papapetrou) of Alexandria|Patriarch Petros VII]] (1997–2004) on September 11, 2004, Abp. Petros served as vicar of the Patriarchal Throne until the enthronement of the current [[Theodoros II (Choreftakis) of Alexandria|Patriarch Theodoros II]] on October 24, 2004. On [[October 27]], Theodoros awarded him the title of Gerontos (Elder) and sent him as Exarch of the Patriarchate of Alexandria to the [[Church of Greece]] in Athens in the age of 72.
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On [[November 26]], 2018, Elder Petros resigned as Archbishop of Aksum after 39 years and was elected titular Archbishop of Caesarea in Mauritania. His Eminence reposed in the Lord in the Hospital of Voulas, Athens, on [[November 24]], 2020, in the age of 88. His funeral was held two days after in the Church of Panagia Marmariotissis in Chalandri, Athens, where he was buried by the Most Reverend Archbishop [[Emmanuel (Kiagias) of Ptolemais|Emmanuel of Ptolemais]]. Patriarch Theodoros performed a Trisagion for his repose in Kenya.
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Elder Petros spoke French, English, and Italian, in addition to his native language Greek. By the time of his repose, Archbishop Petros was the longest-serving living hierarch of the Patriarchate of Alexandria. He served a total of 46 years as bishop.
  
  
 
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==Sources==
 
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*[http://www.greekorthodox-alexandria.org/index.php?module=content&cid=004001 Patriarchate of Alexandria website]
 
*[http://www.greekorthodox-alexandria.org/index.php?module=content&cid=004001 Patriarchate of Alexandria website]
 
*[http://www.greekorthodox-alexandria.org/oldsite/administration/hierEN.htm  Hierarchs of the Throne - Alexandria]
 
*[http://www.greekorthodox-alexandria.org/oldsite/administration/hierEN.htm  Hierarchs of the Throne - Alexandria]
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*[https://orthodoxia.info/news/ekoimithi-o-mitropolitis-kaisareias-p/ Petros, Metropolitan of Caesarea, Reposed]
  
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Revision as of 04:27, November 28, 2020

Elder Petros.

His Eminence, the Most Reverend Petros (Giakoumelos) of Caesarea (1932–2020) was the Archbishop of Caesarea in Mauretania in northeastern Africa, part of the Church of Alexandria.

Life

George Giakoumelos was born in 1932 in the Zakynthos Island in Ionian Greece. His collegiate level education began with the Theological Faculty of the University of Athens in Greece. He was ordained deacon in 1955 and as a priest in 1956 under the Patriarchate of Constantinople, in the age of 24. Fr. Petros continued his education at the Sorbonne, Paris, studying Catechism-Pastoral Theology and Sociology. While attached to the Archdiocese of Elasson, Fr. Petros served as archdeacon, preacher, and Great Chancellor of the Throne.

In 1970, Fr. Petros was transfered to the See of Alexandria under the Patriarch Nicholas VI (1968–1986). On December 17, 1972, in the age of 40, he was ordained titular Bishop of Babylon in Cairo, where he served as Patriarchal Commissioner. On November 30, 1979, Bishop Petros was elected the fourth Archbishop of Aksum in Etiopia. During 1996 and 1997, Abp. Petros was appointed also Patriarchal Exarch in the Archdiocese of Kenya. His see was in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia, with jurisdiction over Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia.

With the repose of the Patriarch Petros VII (1997–2004) on September 11, 2004, Abp. Petros served as vicar of the Patriarchal Throne until the enthronement of the current Patriarch Theodoros II on October 24, 2004. On October 27, Theodoros awarded him the title of Gerontos (Elder) and sent him as Exarch of the Patriarchate of Alexandria to the Church of Greece in Athens in the age of 72.

On November 26, 2018, Elder Petros resigned as Archbishop of Aksum after 39 years and was elected titular Archbishop of Caesarea in Mauritania. His Eminence reposed in the Lord in the Hospital of Voulas, Athens, on November 24, 2020, in the age of 88. His funeral was held two days after in the Church of Panagia Marmariotissis in Chalandri, Athens, where he was buried by the Most Reverend Archbishop Emmanuel of Ptolemais. Patriarch Theodoros performed a Trisagion for his repose in Kenya.

Elder Petros spoke French, English, and Italian, in addition to his native language Greek. By the time of his repose, Archbishop Petros was the longest-serving living hierarch of the Patriarchate of Alexandria. He served a total of 46 years as bishop.


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Petros (Giakoumelos) of Caesarea
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Bishop of Babylon
1972–1979
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Archbishop of Aksum
1979–2018
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Archbishop of Caesarea
2018–2020
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