Vasilios (Kolokas) of Elassona

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His Eminence Vasilios (Kolokas) of Elassona, also Basil of Elasson, is the Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Elassona under the administration of the Church of Greece. The Metropolis of Elassona is a metropolis in the New Lands of Greece, under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. [1]. He has served as the ruling hierarch of the metropolis since 1995.


Metr. Vasilios was born in 1953 in Ioannina in Epirus in northwestern Greece. He graduated from the Rizariou Ecclesiastical School before continuing his education in religion in Thessalonica. Entering the Holy Orders, he was ordained a deacon in 1975. In 1979, he was ordained to the priesthood. Father Vasilios served as abbot of the Monastery of St. Theodora in Thessalonica.

Fr. Vasilios was elected to the episcopate in 1995 and was consecrated on July 21, 1995 as Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Elassona.