Amphilochios (Tsoukos) of New Zealand

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Metropolitan Amphilochios (Tsoukos) of New Zealand is the ruling bishop of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Zealand under the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Previously, he served as a missionary in Congo.


  • 1963 - Finished Theological School. Dissertation entitled "Dogmatic Teacher of Koraniou".
  • 1964 - Served until 1968 at the Monastery of the Annunciation, Patmos (under the spiritual direction of Elder Amphilochios (Makris) of the Dodecanese Islands).
  • 1969 - Appointed teacher in Patmiada Ecclesiastical School.
  • 1972 - Served in Kenya, Tanzania and Zaire as missionary. Elevated to the dignity of Archimandrite by Patriarch Nicholas of Alexandria in the Church of the Annunciation in Louboubasi in Zaire.
  • 1978 - Returned as a teacher to Patmiada School.
  • 1989 - Invited to Rhodes by Metropolitan Apostolos of Rhodes as preacher.
  • 1990 May 22 - Elected Abbot of Holy Monastery of the Archangel Michael - Tharri.
  • 2005 June 15 - Elected Bishop by Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
  • 2005 July 9 - Consecrated Bishop by Metropolitan Kirillo of Rhodes in the Annunciation Cathedral, Rhodes.
  • 2005 October 13 - Elected Metropolitan of New Zealand.

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Amphilochios (Tsoukos) of New Zealand
Preceded by:
Abbot of Monastery of Tharri, Rhodes
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Joseph (Harkiolakis)
Metropolitan of New Zealand
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