ABOUT THE ORTHODOX RESEARCH INSTITUTE

 

Hierarchical Sees:

Metropolitan of Memphis

Archbishop of Johannesburg and Pretoria (1968-?)

Date of Consecration:

November 29, 1968

Date of Election:

1968

Date of Ordination to the Priesthood:

1952

Date of Ordination to the Diaconate:

1940

Date of Birth:

1920

Full Name:

Paul Lyngris

 

BIOGRAPHY:

His Eminence Paul Lyngris, Elder Archbishop of Memphis, was born in 1920 in Kafr-el-Zayat in Egypt. He is a graduate of the Theological Faculty of the University of Athens. He was ordained a deacon in 1940 and a priest in 1952. He served as parish priest and as Vicar General in Harare, Zimbabwe during the years 1954-1968. In 1968, he was elected Archbishop of Johannesburg and Pretoria. He organized his Archdiocese, building holy churches and he developed noteworthy religious, social and philanthfopic works. After the passing of Pope and Patriarch Parthenios he was elected as Deputy (Vicar) of the throne. Apart from Greek he speaks Arabic, English and French.

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