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Constantine (Farantatos) of New Ionia

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His Eminence '''Constantine (Farantatos) of New Ionia and Philadelphia''' is the [[Metropolitan]] of the [[Metropolis of New Ionia and Philadelphia]] under the [[jurisdiction]] of the [[Church of Greece]]. He has served as the ruling hierarch of the metropolis between 1994 and 2014.
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==Life==
Constantine (Farantatos) was born on Cefallonia, an island of the Ionian Islands. After completing his early education, he studied philology and literature as well as theology in Athens. Entering the [[Holy Orders]], he received the name Constantine and served as [[chancellor]] of the Metropolis of Maronia and New Ionia. In 1994, Father Constantine was elected to the [[episcopate]] and [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] Metropolitan of New Ionia and Philadelphia on [[May 5]], 1994. He resigned from the administration of the metropolis on September 2, 2014. He was succeeded by Metropolitan Gabriel Papanikolaou, formerly Bishop of Diavleia.
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