Joel (Fragkakis) of Edessa

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His Eminence Joel (Fragkakis) of Edessa and Pella is the Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Edessa, Pella, and Almopia under the administration of the Church of Greece. The Metropolis of Edessa and Pella 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 2002.


Panagiotis Frangakis was born in 1949 in Nice, Piraeus. He graduated from the Theological School of Athens. Entering the Holy Orders, he was ordained a deacon in 1975, receiving the name Joel, and a priest in 1979. Father Joel was elected to the episcopate in 2002 and was consecrated Metropolitan of Edessa and Pella on October 15, 2002.

Metr. Joel has written many articles, particularly those on hymnography.

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Joel (Fragkakis) of Edessa
Preceded by:
Chrysostomos (Kakoulidis)
Metropolitan of Edessa
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