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Anthimos (Drakonakis) of Olympus

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His Grace Bishop '''Anthimos (Drakonakis) of ChristoupolisOlympus''' is was a [[bishop]] of the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America]] who has had been the subject of controversy and is now was thereafter assigned in retirement to the Diocese of Olympus of the [[Church of Constantinople|Ecumenical Patriarchate]].{{stub}}
==Life==
Bishop Anthimos was born in 1934 on the island of Crete and took a vow of celibacy in 1956. He was elected bishop on [[April 16]], 1977.  During the years 1977 to 1979, he was the bishop of the [[Metropolis of Pittsburgh|Sixth District]] (Pittsburgh) of the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America]].  In 1979, he was [[enthronement|enthroned]] as Bishop of the [[Metropolis of Boston|Diocese of Boston]].  In 1983, Bp. Anthimos was transferred to and enthroned as the first bishop the [[Metropolis of Denver|Diocese of Denver]]. In 1987, he was detached as Bishop of Denver without further assignment.  On [[July 13]], 1992, Bp. Anthimos was returned to active service by the [[Holy Synod]] of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.  He currently is was assigned in retirement in America to the [[Diocese]] of Olympus of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.He reposed in the Lord on [[May 29]], 2015. 
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after=[[Methodios (Tournas) of Boston|Methodius (Tournas)]]}}
{{succession|
before=[[Philip(Koutoufas) of Daphnousia|Philip (Koutoufas)]]|
title=Bishop of Denver|
years=1984—1987|
after=[[Kallistos(Samaras) of Zelon|Kallistos (Samaras)]]}}
{{succession|
before=?|
title=Bishop of Olympus|
years= 1992—Present2015|
after=—}}
{{end box}}{{stub}}==Source== * [https://www.patriarchate.org/retired-hierarchs-of-the-throne Retired Hierarchs of the Throne]
==SourceExternal links== *[http://patriarchatemassachusetts.orgobituaries.funeral.com/2015/05/patriarchate31/hierarchybishop-anthimos-of-olympus/ Obituary: Bishop Anthimos of Olympus]*[http://www.goarch.org/news/bishopanthimospassing-05292015 Archdiocese Announces the-throne Retired Hierarchs Falling Asleep in the Lord of His Grace Bishop Anthimos of the ThroneOlympos] ([[GOARCH]])
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