METROPOLITAN CHRYSOSTOMOS OF MESSINIA

 

Date of Elevation to Metropolitan:

1965

Date of Consecration:

1957

Date of Ordination to the Priesthood:

1945

Date of Ordination to the Diaconate:

1944

Date of Birth:

1918

Full Name:

Chrysostomos Themelis

 

Biography

His Eminence Metropolitan Chrysostomos (Themelis) was born in 1918 in Istiea, Evia. He has studied Theology. He was ordained a deacon in 1944 and a priest in 1945. He has served as chief secretary of Holy Synod. He was elected and ordained as titular bishop in 1957. He was elected Metropolitan of Messinia in 1965. In 1990, he was awarded a honor Doctorate by the University of Athens. He has written many books.

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