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 was ordained deacon in June 1925 by Metropolitan Panteleimon of Karystia.

In 1929 he graduated from the Theological School of the University of Athens. In the sanme year he ordained priest by the same Bishop.

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. Since 1955 until 1960 he was dean of same Cathedral.

Elected titular bishop of Harioupolis in 1960, he was consecrated to the episcopacy on November 6, 1960, at St. Sophia's and appointed to oversee the archdiocesan districts of Chicago.

Since 1967 until his retirement in 1974 he owersaw the archdiocesan district of Charlotte.

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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