Germanos (Galanis) of Damietta

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His Grace Germanos of Damietta

His Grace Germanos (Galanis), Bishop of Damietta, is a titular hierarch of the Church of Alexandria.


In 1951, the future bishop was born as Nikolaos Galanis in Drymos, Thessaloniki, during the times of Metropolitan Panteleimon (Papageorgiou) of Thessaloniki (1951–1968). He studied Theology at the Theological School of Thessaloniki, and accepted the monastic tonsure when he was twenty-one years old, on February 9, 1973.

On May 9, 1977, Monk Germanos entered the clergy of the Metropolis of Veria, Imathia, as deacon, being ordained by Metropolitan Paul (Giannikopoulos) of Veria (1968–1993). On April 8, 1979, Hierodeacon Germanos was ordained to the holy priesthood in the Metropolis of Langadas, Thessaloniki, by Metropolitan Spyridon (Trantellis) of Langadas (1967–2009).

Hieromonk Germanos was later elected hegumen of the Monastery of the Holy Trinity in Langadas, while serving as protosyncellus of the Metropolis of Langadas.

In 2010, Hegumen Germanos was transferred to the Metropolis of Ierissos under Metropolitan Nikodimos (Anagnostou) of Ierissos (1981–2012) and his successor, His Eminence Theoklitos (Athanasopoulos) of Ierissos.

In 2018, Hegumen Germanos was transferred from the Patriarchate of Constantinople to the Patriarchate of Alexandria, where he was appointed rector and spiritual father to the Monastery of Saint Sabbas in Alexandria. He also worked as copyist to the Holy Synod of Alexandria.

On November 25, 2019, during His Beatitude Theodoros II of Alexandria's 15th anniversary since his election, Hegumen Germanos was made titular Bishop of Damietta.

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Germanos (Galanis) of Damietta
Preceded by:
Joachim (Tsakiris)
Bishop of Damietta
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