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Theodoros (Dimitriou) of Heliopolis

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Antonios Dimitriou was born in Heraklion, Crete. He studied at and graduated from the Theological Faculty of the University of Athens. He was [[tonsure]]d a [[monk]] at the Monastery of Prevelis. Entering the [[clergy]], he was [[ordination|ordained]] [[deacon]] and [[priest]] by Metropolitan Theodoros of Lambis and Sfakion.
Heiromonk Theodoros served in the Metropolis of Lambis for the next seventeen years. His service included that as a preacher, vicar, and confessor. He also was the director of the Press Office and [[Chancellor]]. He was raised to the rank of [[archimandrite]] by Ecumenical [[Bartholomew I (Archontonis) of Constantinople|Patriarch Bartholomew]].
On [[November 1]], 2006, he was elected the first bishop of the Diocese of Mozambique and was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated ]] by Patriarch [[Theodoros II (Choreftakis) of Alexandria|Theodoros II]] at the Patriarchal Church of St. Savvas in Alexandria on [[November 27]], 2006. Bp. Theodoros was [[enthronement|enthroned]] in Maputo at the Cathedral of Archangels on [[January 28]], 2007.
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{{succession|before=—|title =Archbishop [[Diocese of Mozambique|Bishop of Mozambique]]|years =2006-Present2006–2009|after = [[Ioannis (Tsaftarides) of Mozambique|Ioannis of Mozambique]]}}{{succession|before = Theoklitos of Heliopolis|title = [[Archdiocese of Heliopolis|Archbishop of Heliopolis]]|years = 2009–Present|after =—}}{{end box}}
==SourceSources==
*[http://www.greekorthodox-alexandria.org/index.php?module=content&cid=004002 Church of Alexandria website of Dioceses]
*[http://www.greekorthodox-zimbabwe.org/mozambique.htm Holy Archbishopric of Zimbabwe]
[[Category:Bishops]][[Category: Bishopsof Heliopolis]][[Category:Bishops of Mozambique]] [[Category:21st-century bishops]][[Category:University of Athens Theology School Graduates]]
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