Seraphim (Kalogeropoulos) of Rentina

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His Grace, Seraphim (Kalogeropoulos) of Rentina is an assistant bishop of the Metropolis of Thessaliotidos Fanariofersalon of the Church of Greece with the title of Bishop of Rentina, serving since 2009.


Bishop Seraphim was born on December 2, 1945 in Karditsa, a city in western Thessaly, Greece. He completed his education through high school in Karditsa. He attended the University of Athens, graduating from both the Theological School and the Law Faculty. Following his university education, he served his military service obligation as an infantry reserve officer.

Completing his military service, he worked as a theology teacher in the high schools in the area around the city of Karditsa and in the German cities of Nuremberg, Munich, and Augusta.

Returning to Greece, he entered a monastic life, and was tonsured a monk at the Monastery of Barlaam, Meteora, with the name Seraphim. Entering the Holy Orders, Seraphim was ordained deacon and priest and served as a preacher in the Meteora area.

For over eight years, Father Seraphim served as secretary of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece, especially on the Synodical Committees of Divine Worship - Pastoral Project and for Operational Renaissance. He also was secretary for the groups charged with organizing each year the Theological Symposium of Holy Synod of the Greek Church. He was editor of the volumes of the Proceedings of these Symposia.

On May 1, 2009, Fr. Seraphim was appointed Chancellor of the Metropolis of Thessaliotis and Fanariofersala by the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece. On October 14, 2009 Fr. Seraphim was elected by the Synod of Bishops of the Church of Greece as an Assistant Bishop of the Metropolis and Thessaliotis and Fanariofersala and was consecrated on October 24, 2009 by Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens with the title of Bishop of Rentina at the Cathedral of Ss. Constantine and Helen in Karditsa.

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Seraphim (Kalogeropoulos) of Rentina
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Bishop of Rentina
2009 - Present
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