Aimilianos (Laloussis) of Harioupolis

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Bishop Aimilianos (Laloussis) of Harioupolis (or Emilianos of Charioupolis) was an titular bishop of the Ecumenical Patriarchate serving in the United States.


Bishop Aimilianos was born June 14, 1901 in in Sparta, Greece. He graduated from the University of Athens.

In 1931, he came to the United States to study at the Episcopal Divinity School in Philadelphia, from which he received a master's degree in theology.

He was a missionary in Philadelphia and Canada before moving to Washington in 1934 as priest of what was then Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral. At that time, the church had about 150 members. Over the years, Aimilianos Laloussis saw this grow to more than 1,000 members.

Elected titular bishop of Harioupolis in 1960, he was consecrated to the episcopacy on November 6, 1960, at St. Sophia's. He oversaw the archdiocesan districts of Chicago and Charlotte, respectively, until his retirement in 1973.

Bishop Aimilianos died of heart ailments in August 28, 1992 at 91 years old at his residence in New York City.

In 1998, the Washington City Council named a park across from St. Sophia's Cathedral in the Bishop Aimilianos' honor. The park is maintained by the Bishop Laloussis Foundation of Bethesda, Maryland.

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  • "Install New Greek Bishop in Ceremony," Chicago Tribune, November 20, 1960, page 28. (abstract)
  • "Monument Unveiled Honoring Bishop Aimilianos," The Orthodox Observer, December 2000-January 2001, page 24. (PDF)

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