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Nicholas (Pissare) of Detroit

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{{cleanup}}His Eminence [[Metropolitan ]] '''Nicholas was born in Glens Falls, New York in 1953 to Emmanuel and Calliope (Pissare. Metropolitan Nicholas) of Detroit''' family also includes two brothers and is a sister. When [[bishop]] of the family lived in Glens Falls, they belonged to the St. George [[Greek Orthodox Church in Schenectady, New York. Today, Metropolitan Nicholas' family resides in Denver, ColoradoArchdiocese of America]].
After graduating from ==Life==He was born in Glens Falls High School, Metropolitan New York, in 1953 to Emmanuel and Calliope Pissare. Metr. Nicholas was accepted into Colgate University ' family also includes two brothers and applied for scholarshipsa sister. After several interviews, he was awarded When the Colgate War Memorial Scholarshipfamily lived in Glens Falls, one of they belonged to the most prestigious scholarships offered at ColgateSt. Four years later he graduated Cum Laude with a double major George Greek Orthodox Church in French and Classical CivilizationsSchenectady, New York. Today, with an emphasis Metropolitan Nicholas' family resides in LatinDenver, Colorado.
In 1975After graduating from Glens Falls High School, Metropolitan Nicholas enrolled as a graduate student at was accepted into Colgate University and applied for scholarships. After several interviews, he was awarded the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School Colgate War Memorial Scholarship, one of Theology in Brookline, Massachusettsthe most prestigious scholarships offered at Colgate. In 1978 Four years later he earned graduated ''cum Laude'' with a Masters of Divinity degree double major in French and was the valedictorian of his class. He continued academic work through post-graduate studies at the University of Athens following his graduation from Holy Crossclassical civilizations, with an emphasis in Latin.
Metropolitan In 1975, Metr. Nicholas worked in public health for ten years in Denver, where he was active in enrolled as a graduate student at the life of the Assumption [[Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral. In 1983School of Theology (Brookline, he joined the Massachusetts)|Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Diocese School of DenverTheology]] in Brookline, working as an assistant to Bishop Philip Massachusetts. In 1978 he earned a Masters of Daphnous, who Divinity degree and was serving as locum tenens of the Diocese. Later, he served Bishop Anthimos valedictorian of Denver as an assistanthis class. In 1990, he formally began his service in He continued academic work through post-graduate studies at the Diocese University of Pittsburgh as Administrative Assistant to Bishop MaximosAthens following his graduation from Holy Cross.
Metropolitan Nicholas was ordained as a Deacon on July 6th, 1991 by Bishop Maximos at the Annunciation Church His Eminence worked in public health for ten years in MckeesportDenver, Pennsylvania. He where he was ordained to active in the priesthood by Bishop Maximos and co-celebrant Bishop Philip at life of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Cathedral in . In 1983, he joined the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Denver, Colorado on July 23rdworking as an assistant to Bishop [[Philip of Atlanta|Philip of Daphnousia]], 1991. He who was elevated to serving as ''[[locum tenens]]'' of the rank Diocese. Later, he served Bishop [[Anthimos (Draconakis) of Archimandrite on the same dayDenver|Anthimos of Denver]] as an assistant. In 1990, based on he formally began his years service in the Diocese of service Pittsburgh as Administrative Assistant to the ChurchBishop [[Maximos (Aghiorgoussis) of Pittsburgh|Maximos]].
He served as Chancellor of the Diocese of Pittsburgh from Metr. Nicholas was [[ordination|ordained]] a [[deacon]] on [[July 6]], 1991 to 1995 and was Chancellor of , by Bishop Maximos at the Diocese of Detroit from 1996 to 1997Annunciation Church in Mckeesport, Pennsylvania. Archbishop Spyridon then assigned him He was ordained to the parish of Holy Cross [[priest]]hood by Bishop Maximos and co-celebrant Bishop Philip at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Cathedral in BrooklynDenver, New York in August 1997. In BrooklynColorado, on [[July 23]], Metropolitan Nicholas initiated innovative programs in the parish such as Fair Share Stewardship and the Inquiry Class for parishioners and engaged couples1991. He also started a Brownies Girl Scout Troop, started was elevated to the Children's Liturgical Choir rank of [[Archimandrite]] on the Dimitrios and Georgia Kaloidis Parochial Schoolsame day, and helped rebuild based on his years of service to the parochial school's libraryChurch.
Metropolitan Nicholas was elected He served as Chancellor of the Bishop Diocese of Pittsburgh from 1991 to 1995 and was Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Detroit by the Holy and Sacred Synod from 1996 to 1997. [[Archbishop]] [[Spyridon (Papageorge) of Constantinople on Saturday, March 13, 1999. He was consecrated as Bishop on Chaldea|Spyridon]] then assigned him to the Saturday parish of Lazarus, April 3, 1999, at the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Brooklyn, New York by Archbishop Spyridon, who was assisted by Metropolitan Maximos in August 1997. In Brooklyn, Metr. Nicholas initiated innovative programs in the parish such as "Fair Share Stewardship" and the "Inquiry Class" for parishioners and engaged couples. He also started a Brownies Girl Scout Troop, started the Children's Liturgical Choir of Pittsburgh the Dimitrios and Georgia Kaloidis Parochial School, and Bishop Dimitri of helped rebuild the Antiochian Orthodox Archdioceseparochial school's library.
Metropolitan Nicholas has also served ==Episcopacy==His Eminence was elected as the Bishop of the Greek Orthodox Church as a member Diocese of Detroit by the Archdiocesan CouncilHoly and Sacred [[Synod]] of Constantinople on Saturday, member [[March 13]], 1999. He was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] as bishop on the Stewardship Commission [[Saturday of Lazarus]], [[April 3]], 1999, at the ArchdioceseHoly Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Brooklyn, New York, board member of the Stby Abp. Michael's Home for the AgedSpyridon, who was assisted by Metropolitan Maximos of Pittsburgh and as a member Bishop [[Demetri (Khoury) of Jableh|Dimitri]] of the Archdiocesan District Spiritual Court[[Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America|Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese]].
Metr. Nicholas has also served the Greek Orthodox Church as a member of the Archdiocesan Council, member of the Stewardship Commission of the Archdiocese, board member of the St. Michael's Home for the Aged, and as a member of the Archdiocesan District Spiritual Court.  In 2002, His Grace was elevated to the rank of Metropolitan by the Holy and Sacred Synod of Constantinople. This appointment came after the Holy and Sacred Synod of Constantinople elevated the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Detroit to the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Detroit. The Metropolis of Detroit has direct spiritual authority, supervision, and pastoral care over its [[clergy ]] and parishes [[parish]]es in seven states, including all of Michigan, Kentucky, and Arkansas, and parts of Indiana, upstate New York, Ohio, and Tennessee.
Through his years of service at all levels to the Greek Orthodox Church, his educational background, and his deep and longstanding commitment to the Church, Metropolitan Nicholas has served, and continues to serve, a successful Episcopal ministry in the Metropolis of Detroit.
 
 
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==Source==
*[http://detroit.goarch.org/eminence/ His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas]
 
==External links==
*[http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/resources/hierarchs/constantinople/goarch/current.htm#nicholas_bishop Listing] at the Orthodox Research Institute
*[http://www.goarch.org/en/news/NewsDetail.asp?id=464 Enthronement of Bishop Nicholas of Detroit on April 18]
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