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Theologos (Apostolidis) of Serres

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His Eminence '''Theologos (Apostolidis) of Serres and Nigrita''' is the [[Metropolitan]] of the [[Metropolis of Serres and Nigrita]] under the administration of the [[Church of Greece]]. The Metropolis of Serres and Nigrita is a metropolis in the New Lands of Greece, under the [[jurisdiction]] of the [[Church of Constantinople|Ecumenical Patriarchate]]. [http://www.patriarchate.org/patriarchate/jurisdiction/administration/dioceses/new-lands]. Metr. Theologos has been the ruling hierarch of the metropolis since 2003.

==Life==
John Apostolidis was born in 1967 in the coastal city of Volos in Thessaly, Greece. He attended the Theological School of Athens from he graduated in 1988. John continued postgraduate studies at the Theological School of Aristotle University of Thessalonica. He entered the [[Holy Orders]] when he was [[ordination|ordained]] a [[deacon]] in 1992 and given the name Theologos. Dcn. Theologos was ordained to the [[priest]]hood in 1994. He served as Archdeacon and Secretary of the Diocese of Demetrias before he was assigned as the priest of the Church of St. Konstantinos in Volos. In 1999, Father Theologos was assigned as the priest of the church of St. Sophia at Psychico.

In 2000, Fr. Theologos was appointed Archigrammateos by the [[Holy Synod]] of the Church of Greece. After his election to the [[episcopate]] by the Holy Synod, Fr. Theologos was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] the Assistant Bishop of Salona on [[October 12]], 2001. In 2003, Bp. Theologos was [[enthronement|enthroned]] metropolitan of the [[Metropolis of Serres and Nigrita]] on [[May 16]], 2003, succeeding Metr. Maximos (Xydas) who had reposed on [[March 5]], 2003.<ref>[http://www.oki-regensburg.de/verst_03.htm Orthodoxia 2003]</ref>

==Reference==
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==Source==
*[http://www.ecclesia.gr/greek/dioceses/Serron/Serron.html Metropolis of Serres and Nigrita]

[[Category: Bishops]]
[[Category: Bishops of Serres]]
[[Category: 21st-century bishops]]
[[Category: University of Athens Theology School Graduates]]
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