GOC-K elects new assistant bishop for America.

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GOC-K elects new assistant bishop for America.

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Election of Assistant Bishops Announcement of Decisions of the Holy Synod of the Hierarchy 15th / 28th February 2024 On Wednesday, February 15/28, 2024, the Holy Synod of the Hierarchy of the Church of the True Orthodox Christians of Greece convened in an extraordinary session at the Synodical Center of Agia Filothei (Kleidimou 6, Petralona) in Athens, under the Presidency of Makas Archbishop of Athens and of all Greece, Mr. Kallinikos, and the participation of thirteen other High Priests from Greece and from abroad. After the celebration of the Divine Liturgy by Rev. Metropolitan of Methoni, Mr. Ambrosiou, proceeded to the election of Auxiliary Bishops of the Holy Archdiocese of Athens (under the title of Talanti) and of the Holy Metropolis of America (under the title of Astoria). During the process of electing Bishop Talanti and discussing the most suitable persons among those who had the formal qualifications for episcopal election, the opinions of the members of the synod were formulated regarding the most suitable persons. After the election procedure was carried out according to the Regulations, on 14 valid ballots, they received: 1. Panosiol. Archim. Fr. Euthymios Bardakas psῆphon 1 2. Panosiol. Archim. p. Nikiforos Nassos ψῆphon 1 3. Panosiol. Hierom. p. Patapios Argyrὸς psῆphon 1 4. Panosiol. Hierom. Father Kallinikos Ἠliopoulos votes 11 Therefore , the Bishop of Talanti, Auxiliary Bishop of the Holy Archdiocese of Athens, was elected by the gathering of the majority of those provided for under the Regulation by the enhanced majority of 2/3 of the votes, Panosiol. Hierom. Father Kallinikos Ἠliopoulos. Father Kallinikos is 38 years old, a graduate of the School of Theology and Philosophy of the University of Athens, holder of a Master's degree in the field of Liturgy from the same University and already a PhD student. The Mass of the Great Message will take place in the Synodical Chapel of Agia Philothei on the afternoon of Wednesday, 22 – 02 / 06 – 03 – 2024, and his ordination will take place in the Holy Cathedral of Agios Athanasios the Great (37 Anagennisos, N. Philadelphia) on Thursday, 23-02/07-03-2024. During the process of electing the Bishop of Astoria and the discussion on the list of candidates sent by the Holy Provincial Synod of America, the opinions of the members of the Synod on the most suitable persons were formulated. After the election procedure was carried out according to the Regulations, on 14 valid ballots, they received: 1. Panosiol. Hierom. Father Theologos Stavroullakis ψῆphon 1. 2. Panosiol. Hierom. Father Parthenios Hansen votes 3. 3. Panosiol. Hierom. Fr. Benediktos Miovski votes 10. Therefore, the Bishop of Astoria, Auxiliary Bishop of the Holy Metropolis of America, was elected by the gathering of the majority of those provided for under the Regulation by the enhanced majority of 2/3 of the votes, Panosiol. Hierom. Fr. Benediktos Miovski. Fr. Benedict is 36 years old, a member of the Brotherhood of the Holy Andrew Monastery of Saint John the Archbishop of Maximovitch in Cobleskill, New York, USA, he has a degree in Theology from the University of Skopje and is able to officiate in Greek, English ὶ and Slavonist, as a connoisseur of these languages ​​as well as others, a very important thing for the Flock of our Church in America. The Mass of the Great Message and its ordination will take place in Greece at a place and time that will be announced shortly

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