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Philip (Koutoufas) of Atlanta

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His Grace '''Bishop Philip (Koutoufas) of Atlanta''' ([[23 February]] [[1929]], Lixouri Kefalonia - [[29 December]] [[1995]])
In 1954 he graduated from the Theological Faculty of the [[University of Athens]].
He was Ordained to the priesthood by the Archbishop Iakovos of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese North and South America in 1960.
Archbishop Iakovos, 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 doctoral studies at [[Bridgeport University]], [[Bridgeport, Connecticut]] and [[Adelphi University]] of Garden City, [[Long Island, New York]].
In Febyrary Febuary 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 consecrated titular Bishop Dafnousion, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese.
On April 2, 1992 he was elected Bishop of Atlanta.
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