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The Holy Synod of the Hierarchy of the Church of Greece, chaired by Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and all of Greece, met today, Friday, October 8, 2021, in its fifth session in the hall of the Inter-Orthodox Center of the Church of Greece in the Monastery of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary in Penteli.

Beginning at 9:00 am this morning, the Holy Synod of the Hierarchy of the Church of Greece began the voting for the five vacant Metropolises. Four Metropolitans reposed in the Lord and one resigned. The procedures for the election of five new Metropolitans have been completed.

Five new Metropolitans were elected by the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece

Archimandrite Platon Krikris was elected the new Metropolitan of Langadas, Liti and Rentini.

The Hierarchy, after a secret ballot, elected Archimandrite Plato Krikris as the new Metropolitan of Langadas with 55 votes against the Metropolitan of Vresthena.

The elected Metropolitan of Langada, Liti and Rentini, Platon Krikris, was born on the island of Patmos in 1962, where he attended the circular studies and graduated from the Patmiada Ecclesiastical School.

He studied theology at the Theological School of the Kapodistrian University of Athens. From his student years, his interest in ecclesiastical history and the relationship of the Church with the Nation has been vivid. He completed postgraduate studies at the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1996-1998).

The ordination of the Metropolitan of Langadas, Liti and Rentini, Plato Krikris, will take place on Saturday, October 9.

Archimandrite Kallinikos Georgatos was elected the new Metropolitan of Kastoria

The Hierarchy, after a secret ballot, elected Archimandrite Kallinikos Georgatos as the new Metropolitan of Kastoria with 47 votes, against Archimandrite Christoforos Angelopoulos and Archimandrite Nikolaos Giannoussas.

The elected Metropolitan of Kastoria Kallinikos (born as Nikolaos Georgatos) was born in Edessa in 1966 and grew up in an ecclesiastical environment, always accompanied by the presence of Saint Kallinikos Metropolitan of Edessa.

He studied at the Pedagogical Academy of Heraklion, Crete and at the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

On January 1, 2000, he was ordained a Presbyter and received the title of Archimandrite by the same Metropolitan. He worked as a Deacon of the Metropolitan Church of Saint Dimitrios in Nafpaktos, as a priest of the Holy Church of Saint Georgios in Kryoneria, then as a Preacher of the Holy Metropolis and head of the Youth Department, and from March 2017 until today as Protosyncellus.

The ordination of the new Metropolitan of Kastoria, Kallinikos Georgatos, will follow on Sunday, October 10.

Archimandrite Bartholomew Antoniou was elected the new Metropolitan of Polyanni and Kilkis.

The Hierarchy, after a secret ballot, elected Archimandrite Bartholomew Antoniou as the new Metropolitan of Polyanni and Kilkis with 58 votes, against Archimandrite Ioannikios Koulianopoulos and Archimandrite Dorotheos Paparis.

The elected Metropolitan of Polyani and Kilkis, Bartholomew (born as Dimitrios) Antoniou-Triantaphyllidis, son of George and Helen, was born in Thessaloniki in 1969.

He was ordained a deacon in 1992 and a presbyter in 1994, by his Elder, Bishop Isidoros of Tralleis.

Finally, he has represented the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece in events in Greece and abroad, he has participated as a speaker and conference attendant and writes articles in the daily press.

The Metropolitan of Kilkis, Bartholomew Antoniou-Triantaphyllidis, will be ordained next Saturday, October 16.

Archimandrite Grigorios Papathomas was elected the new Metropolitan of Peristeri.

The Hierarchy, after a secret ballot, elected Archimandrite Grigorios Papathomas as the new Metropolitan of Peristeri with 68 votes, against Archimandrite Kallinikos Nikolaos and Archimandrite Gerasimos Karamolegos.

The elected Metropolitan of Peristeri, Grigorios Papathomas, was born 61 years ago and is a graduate of the Theological School and the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Law School and the School of Canon Law of Paris, with a Master’s Degree in Sorbonne, with a PhD in Canon Law from the University of Paris.

He was a preacher of the Metropolis of Polyanni and Kilkis, abbot of the Monastery of Saint Georgios in Lofos, Kilkis, Protosyncellus of the Metropolis of France, Head of the Cathedral of St. Stephen of Paris and preacher of the Archdiocese of Athens for 11 years.

The ordination of the Metropolitan of Peristeri, Grigorios Papathomas, will take place on Sunday, October 17.

Archimandrite Amfilochios Rousakis was elected the new Metropolitan of Thira, Amorgos and islands.

The Hierarchy, after a secret ballot, elected Archimandrite Amfilochios Rousakis as the new Metropolitan of Thira, Amorgos and islands with 61 votes, against Bishop Tegeas Theoklitos and Archimandrite Gerasimos Karamolegos.

Archimandrite Amfilochios (born as Panagiotis) Rousakis was born in Athens in 1970.

A graduate of the Rizareio Ecclesiastical School, he studied and received his degree from the Theological School of the University of Athens, while he became a monk on November 1, 1993, at the Holy Monastery Petrakis under the then Abbot, Archimandrite Christoforos Papadopoulos.

Finally, on Monday, October 18, the ordination of the new Metropolitan of Thira, Amorgos and Islands, Amfilochios Rousakis, will take place.

Source: orthodoxtimes.com

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