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2019 Celibate Clergy Candidates
for Election to the Episcopacy
of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Updated on Oct.17, 2019

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Archimandrites

V. Rev. IGNATIOS ACHLIOPTAS (Ἰγνάτιος Ἀχλιόπτας)

Current Assignment:
Transfiguration Of Christ Church, Mattituck, NY 
Direct Archdiocesan District  

Date of birth: May 15, 1968
Education:  B.A., Hellenic College, Brookline, MA (1990) 
M.Div., Holy Cross, Brookline, MA (1993)

Ordinations/Offikion
To Diaconate: April 19, 1995 
To Priesthood:  June 18, 1995
Archimandrite:  August 5, 2018


V. Rev. DIONYSIOS ANAGNOSTOPOULOS (Διονύσιος Ἀναγνωστόπουλος)

Current Assignment:
Holy Cross Church, Whitestone, NY
Direct Archdiocesan District

Date of birth: August 18, 1969
Education: B.S., Computer Technology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA (1994)
M.Div., Holy Cross, Brookline, MA (2004)

Ordinations/Offikion
To Diaconate: August 17, 2003
To Priesthood: August 24, 2003
Archimandrite: April 15, 2006


V. Rev. TIMOTHY BAKAKOS (Τιμόθεος Μπακάκος)

Current Assignment:
Chancellor, Metropolis of Chicago

Date of birth: October 4, 1952
Education: B.A., Hellenic College, Brookline, MA (1975)
M.Div., Holy Cross, Brookline, MA (1978)

Ordinations/Offikion
To Diaconate: Sep. 14, 1980
To Priesthood: October 5, 1980
Archimandrite: May 12, 1985 


V. Rev. VASILIOS BASSAKYROS (Βασίλειος Μπασσακύρος)

Current Assignment:
Saint John the Baptist Church, New York, NY
Direct Archdiocesan District

Date of birth: November 15, 1945
Education: A.A., Philosophy/Psychology, Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY (1992)
B.A., Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies, Queens College, Queens, NY (1998)
M.Div., Holy Cross, Brookline, MA (2005)

Ordinations/Offikion
To Diaconate: March 27, 2005
To Priesthood: September 18, 2005
Archimandrite: January 7, 2012


V. Rev. AMBROSIOS BITZIADIS (BOWERS) (Ἀμβρόσιος Μπιτζιάδης)

Current Assignment:
Saint George Cathedral, Philadelphia, PA
Metropolis of New Jersey

Date of birth: September 4, 1964 
Education: Lic., Theology, Aristoteleion University, Thessaloniki, GR (1991)
M.A. Theology, Belford University School of Theology, Humble, TX (2008)
M.A. Theology, Aristoteleion University, Thessaloniki, GR (2014)
M.A. Ecclesiastical History, Seton Hall University-Immaculate Conception Theological Seminary (2015)
PhD. Aristoteleion University, Thessaloniki, GR (2018)

Ordinations/Offikion
To Diaconate: November 24, 1985
To Priesthood: January 12, 1992
Archimandrite: January 12, 1992


V. Rev. JOHN E. CONSTANTINE (Ἰωάννης Κωνσταντίνου) 

Current Assignment:
Saint George Church, Downey, CA
Metropolis of San Francisco

Date of birth: August 13, 1957
Education:strong> B. S., Biology, University of Richmond, VA (1979)
M.S., Biology, University of Richmond, VA (1981)
M.Div., Holy Cross, Brookline, MA (1987)

Ordinations/Offikion
To Diaconate: December 14, 1991
To Priesthood: December 15, 1991
Archimandrite: July 23, 1995


V. Rev. JOACHIM A. COTSONIS (Ἰωακείμ Κοτσώνης)

Current Assignment:
Hellenic College/Holy Cross, Brookline, MA
Direct Archdiocesan District

Date of birth: June 7, 1954
Education: M.Div., Holy Cross, Brookline, MA (1979)
M.A., Byzantine History, Penn State, PA (1986)
Ph.D., Byzantine History, Penn State, PA (1992)

Ordinations/Offikion
To Diaconate: December 9, 1979
To Priesthood: December 23, 1979
Archimandrite: May 16, 1998


V. Rev. NEKTARIOS COTTROS (Νεκτάριος Κοτρῶτσος)

Current Assignment:
Saint George Church, Piscataway, NJ
Metropolis of New Jersey

Date of birth: December 4, 1964
Education: B.A., Modern Languages, Citadel University, Charleston, SC (1987)
M.Div., Holy Cross, Brookline, MA (1990)

Ordinations/Offikion
To Diaconate: February 2, 1991
To Priesthood: May 11, 1996
Archimandrite: May 11, 1996 


V. Rev. DAMASKINOS V. GANAS (Δαμασκηνός Γκανᾶς)

Current Assignment:
Kimisis Tis Theotokou Church, Brooklyn, NY
Direct Archdiocesan District

Date of birth: September 11, 1944
Education: B.A., Hellenic College, Brookline, MA (1973)
M.Div. and S.T.M., Holy Cross, Brookline, MA (1974)

Ordinations/Offikion
To Diaconate: May 6, 1973
To Priesthood: November 4, 1974
Archimandrite: May 21, 1980


V. Rev. ATHANASIOS DeMEDEIROS (Ἀθανάσιος DeMedeiros)

Current Assignment:
Saints Constantine & Helen Church, Palos Hills, IL
Metropolis of Chicago

Date of birth: April 14, 1967
Education: B.A., Hellenic College, Brookline, MA (1985)
M.Div., Holy Cross School of Theology, Brookline, MA (1992)

Ordinations/Offikion
To Diaconate: December 19, 2010
To Priesthood: March 20, 2011
Archimandrite: January 6, 2017


V. Rev. STAVROFOROS MAMAIES (Σταυροφόρος Μαμάης)

Current Assignment:
Saint Barbara Church, Durham, NC
Metropolis of Atlanta

Date of birth: March 9, 1957
Education: B.A., Hellenic College, Brookline, MA (1980)
M.Div., Holy Cross, Brookline, MA (1983)

Ordinations/Offikion
To Diaconate: September 14, 1986
To Priesthood: October 19, 1986
Archimandrite: June 6, 1999


V. Rev. CHRISTODOULOS MARGELLOS (Χριστόδουλος Μαργγέλος)

Current Assignment:
Saint Nicholas Church, Oak Lawn, IL
Metropolis of Chicago

Date of birth: January 22, 1976
Education: B.A., Hellenic College, Brookline, MA (2003)
M.Div., Holy Cross, Brookline, MA (2006)

Ordinations/Offikion
To Diaconate: July 2, 2006
To Priesthood: December 3, 2006
Archimandrite: December 6, 2016


V. Rev. CONSTANTINE MORALIS (Κωνσταντῖνος Μωράλης)

Current Assignment:
Annunciation Cathedral, Baltimore, MD
Metropolis of New Jersey

Date of birth: July 30, 1965
Education: B.A., Hellenic College, Brookline, MA (1992)
M.Div., Holy Cross, Brookline, MA (1994)

Ordinations/Offikion
To Diaconate: February 11, 1996
To Priesthood: June 9, 1996
Archimandrite: August 4, 2002


V. Rev. MAKARIOS J. NIAKAROS (Μακάριος Νιάκαρος)

Current Assignment:
Holy Apostles/Saints Peter & Paul Church, Haverhill, MA
Metropolis of Boston

Date of birth: August 5, 1965
Education: B.A., Hellenic College, Brookline, MA (1987)
M.Div., Holy Cross, Brookline, MA (1990)
ThD., Aristotelion University (2017)

Ordinations/Offikion
To Diaconate: January 30, 1991
To Priesthood: February 17, 1991
Archimandrite: December 31, 1996


V. Rev. GEORGE NIKAS (Γεώργιος Νίκας)

Current Assignment:
Holy Trinity Cathedral, Salt Lake City, UT
Metropolis of Denver

Date of Birth: August 25, 1969
Education: B.A., Hellenic College, Brookline, MA (1996)
M.Div., Holy Cross, Brookline, MA (1999)

Ordinations/Offikion
To Diaconate: September 14, 1999
To Priesthood: December 5, 1999
Archimandrite: March 24, 2004


V. Rev. CHRYSOSTOM PANOS (Χρυσόστομος Πάνος)

Current Assignment:
Transfiguration of Christ Church, Corona, NY
Direct Archdiocesan District

Date of Birth: October 11, 1964
Education: B.A., Political Science, New York Institute of Technology, New York, NY
Certificate, Antiochian House of Studies (2010)
M.Div., Holy Cross, Brookline, MA (2015)

Ordinations/Offikion
To Diaconate: November 13, 2010
To Priesthood: August 6, 2015
Archimandrite: November 30, 2015 


V. Rev. CHRISTODOULOS PAPADEAS (Χριστόδουλος Παπαδέας)

Current Assignment:
Unassigned

Date of birth: January 1, 1958
Education: M.A., Church Services, Hellenic College, Brookline, MA (1986)
M.Div, Holy Cross, Brookline, MA (2007)
After Hellenic College (1986) he traveled to the Monastery of Archangel Michael, Rhodos, where he was tonsured a monastic on October 21, 1991.

Ordinations/Offikion
To Diaconate & Priesthood: October 11, 1992 (Monastery of Archangel Michael, Rhodos)
Archimandrite: October 20, 1994 (Church of St. Gerasimos, Pylona, Rhodos)
NOTE: In 2015 – incardinated into the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of New Zealand. (Note: The number of years of service listed in the GOA Charter is no less than 5 years in the GOA.)


V. Rev. NEKTARIOS PAPAZAFIROPOULOS (Νεκτάριος Παπαζαφειρόπουλος)

Current Assignment:
Saint Demetrios Cathedral, Astoria, NY
Direct Archdiocesan District

Date of birth: June 6, 1967
Education: B.S., Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic University, NYC (1990)
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic University, NYC (1995)
M.Div., St. Vladimir’s Seminary, Crestwood, NY (2000)

Ordinations/Offikion
To Diaconate: June 16, 2002
To Priesthood: January 18, 2004
Archimandrite: January 18, 2004


V. Rev. EUGENE N. PAPPAS (Εὐγένιος Παπαγιαννάκος)

Current Assignment:
Three Hierarchs Church, Brooklyn, NY
Direct Archdiocesan District

Date of birth: July 23, 1940
Education: B.A., St. John’s University, Queens, NY (1962)
M.Div., Holy Cross, Brookline, MA (1966)
Lic., Theology, Aristotelion University, Thessaloniki, GR (1974)
Diploma, Theology, Ecumenical Institute at Bossey, University de Geneve (1975)

Ordinations/Offikion
To Diaconate: January 30, 1966
To Priesthood: May 29, 1966
Archimandrite: May 29, 1971


V. Rev. IAKOVOS RODITIS (Ἰάκωβος Ροδίτης)

Current Assignment:
Lay Profession (Opthalmologist)
Metropolis of New Jersey

Date of birth: April 22, 1977
Education: B.A., Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (1998)
MS, Science, SUNY, New York, NY (2003)
O.D., Opthalmology, SUNY, New York, NY (2003)
M.Th., St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary, Yonkers, NY (2010)

Ordinations/Offikion
To Diaconate: December 27, 2010
To Priesthood: March 6, 2016
Archimandrite: December 24, 2016


V. Rev. NEKTARIOS SERFES (Νεκτάριος Σέρφες)

Current Assignment:
Saints Constantine & Helen Church, Boise, ID
Metropolis of Denver

Date of birth: November 7, 1945
Education: Diploma*, Theology, St. Tikhon’s Seminary, South Canaan, PA (1973)
B.A., Sociology, Kings College, Wilkes-Barre, PA (1974)
* St Tikhon’s was granted the right to confer the M.Div. in 1988

Ordinations/Offikion
To Diaconate: December  21, 1975
To Priesthood: October 3, 1976
Archimandrite: November 4, 2001


V. Rev. AGATHONIKOS WILSON (Ἀγαθόνικος Wilson)

Current Assignment:
Saint George Cathedral, Manchester, NH
Metropolis of Boston

Date of birth: April 21, 1957
Education: B.S., Business Administration, Western New England College, Springfield, MA (1979)
M.Div., Holy Cross, Brookline, MA (2005)

Ordinations/Offikion
To Diaconate: August 22, 2004
To Priesthood: May 15, 2005
Archimandrite: January 10, 2010


WIDOWED:

Rev. Economos CHRISTOPHER FLESORAS (Χριστόφορος Φλεσώρας)

Current Assignment:
Saint Anna Church, Roseville, CA
Metropolis of San Francisco

Date of birth: September 20, 1971
Education: B.A., Hellenic College, Brookline, MA (1993)
M.Div., Holy Cross, Brookline, MA (1996)
M.S., Science, Northeastern University, Boston, MA (1996)

Ordinations/Offikion
To Diaconate: November 17, 1996
To Priesthood: February 2, 1997
Economos: July 25, 2013

ΚΑΤΑΛΟΓΟΣ ΚΛΗΡΙΚΩΝ ΤΟΥ ΚΛΙΜΑΤΟΣ ΤΟΥ ΟΙΚΟΥΜΕΝΙΚΟΥ ΘΡΟΝΟΥ
ΠΛΗΡΟΥΝΤΩΝ ΤΟΥΣ ΟΡΟΥΣ ΤΟΥ ΑΡΘΡΟΥ 14 ΤΟΥ ΙΣΧΥΟΝΤΟΣ ΣΥΝΤΑΓΜΑΤΟΣ

(Ὡς ἑρμηνευόμενον ὑπό τῆς Ἁγίας καί Ἱερᾶς Συνόδου τοῦ Οἰκουμενικοῦ Πατριαρχείου)

Κατηγορία 2

Μητροπολῖται Ἱερᾶς Ἀρχιεπισκοπῆς Ἀμερικῆς
Σεβ. Μητροπολίτης Βοστώνης κ. Μεθόδιος (Τουρνᾶς)
Σεβ. Μητροπολίτης Ντένβερ κ. Ἠσαΐας (Χρονόπουλος)
Σεβ. Μητροπολίτης Ἀτλάντας κ. Ἀλέξιος (Παναγιωτόπουλος)
Σεβ. Μητροπολίτης Ντητρόϊτ κ. Νικόλαος (Πισσάρης)
Σεβ. Μητροπολίτης Πιττσβούργου κ. Σάββας (Ζεμπιλλᾶς)
Σεβ. Μητροπολίτης Ἁγίου Φραγκίσκου κ. Γεράσιμος (Μιχαλέας)
Σεβ. Μητροπολίτης Νέας Ἰερσέης κ. Εὐάγγελος (Κουρούνης)
Σεβ. Μητροπολίτης Σικάγου κ. Ναθαναήλ (Συμεωνίδης)

Κατηγορία 3

Βοηθοί Ἐπίσκοποι Ἱερᾶς Ἀρχιεπισκοπῆς Ἀμερικῆς
Θεοφ. Ἐπίσκοπος Φασιανῆς κ. Ἀντώνιος (Παρόπουλος)
Θεοφ. Ἐπίσκοπος Μωκησσοῦ κ. Δημήτριος (Καντζάβελος)
Θεοφ. Ἐπίσκοπος Ζήλον κ. Σεβαστιανός (Σκορδαλλός)
Θεοφ. Ἐπίσκοπος Μηδείας κ. Ἀπόστόλος (Κουφαλλάκης)

Κατηγορία 4

Μητροπολῖται , Ἀρχιεπίσκοποι καί Ἐπίσκοποι τοῦ Οἰκουμενικοῦ Θρόνου
Σεβ. Ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Καναδᾶ κ. Σωτήριος (Ἀθανασούλας)
Σεβ. Ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Θυατείρων κ. Νικήτας (Λιούλιας)
Σεβ. Μητροπολίτης Μεξικοῦ κ. Ἀθηναγόρας (Ἀναστασιάδης)
Σεβ. Μητροπολίτης Σουηδίας κ. Κλεόπας (Στρογγύλης)
Παν. Μητροπολίτης Νύσσης κ. Γρηγόριος (Τάτσης)
Παν. Μητροπολίτης Φιλομηλίου κ. Ἠλίας (Katre)