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Daniel (Byantoro)

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In 1978, he went to study in the Protestant Theological Seminary, the Asian Center for Theological Studies and Mission, (ACTS) in Seoul, Korea, without finding the answer to his quest. In 1982 he found the book ''The Orthodox Church'' by [[Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia|Timothy (Kallistos) Ware]] in a book shop in Seoul, which helped him to discover the Church for which he had been looking. Finally on [[September 6|September 6th]], 1983, he converted to Orthodoxy with the blessing of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, [[Demetrius I (Papadopoulos) of Constantinople|Patriarch Demetrios]], and of His Eminence Metropolitan Dionysios of New Zealand, and was chrismated by the hand of Archmandrite Sotirios Trambas (Bishop of Zelon, stationed in Korea).<ref>Archmandrite Daniel B.D. Byantoro. [http://www.cs.ust.hk/faculty/dimitris/metro/history_indonesia.html History: The Birth of the Orthodox Church in Indonesia]. [[October 29]], 1997.</ref>
Having graduated from Korea, he went to Greece, where he stayed on [[Mount Athos]]. During this time he began to translate liturgical books into Indonesian, and struggled with terminology suitable to express the faith. From 1983-84 he studied in Greece with the [[Apostoliki Diakonia]] of the [[Church of Greece]]. By the end of 1984 he went to study in the U.S., at the [[Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (Brookline, Massachusetts)|Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology]] in Boston. Having finished his study in Boston and in two other schools in the U.S., he was ordained by His Grace Bishop [[Maximos (Aghiorgoussis) of Pittsburgh|Maximos of Pittsburgh]] to the Diaconate in the Holy Cross Church (pastored by Fr. John Chakos), and to the priesthood in the St. Paul Orthodox Church in Cleveland, Ohio, (pastored by Fr. James Symeonides).<ref>Archmandrite Daniel B.D. Byantoro. [http://www.cs.ust.hk/faculty/dimitris/metro/history_indonesia.html History: The Birth of the Orthodox Church in Indonesia]. [[October 29]], 1997.</ref>
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