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His Grace '''Bishop Philip (Koutoufas) of Atlanta''' ([[23 February]] [], Lixouri Kefalonia - [[29 December]] [])
In 1954 he graduated from Theological Faculty of the [[University of Athens]].
He was Ordained to the priesthood by
the Archbishop Iakovos in 1960.
the present Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America bestowed upon him the title of Archimandrite in 1961.
Father Philip served the parish of St. Gerasimos, [[Manhattan, New York]] for ten years. While at St. Gerasimos, Father Phiiip continued
his education towards his PhD at [[Bridgeport University]], [[Bridgeport, Connecticut]] and [[Adelphi University]] of Garden City, [[Long Island, New York]].
Febyrary 1973 Father Philip was appointed as pastor to Holy Cross Church, [[Belmont]]. This parish serves the area from [[San Bruno]] to [[San Jose]].
On August 1, 1982 he was
ordained titular Bishop Dafnousion, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese.
On April 2, 1992 he was elected Bishop of Atlanta.