Panteleimon (Kalpakidis) of Veria

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His Eminence Panteleimon (Kalpakidis) of Veria and Naousa is the Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Veria and Naousa, also the Metropolis of Veria, Naoussa and Campania, under the administration of the Church of Greece. The Metropolis of Veria and Naousa is a metropolis in the New Lands of Greece, under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. [1]. Metr. Panteleimon has been the ruling hierarch of the metropolis since 1994.


John Kalpakidis was born in 1945 in Thessalonica, Greece. He studied theology at the University of Thessalonica and Oxford University in Great Britain. He was tonsured a monk, with the name Panteleimon, at the Little St. Anne's Skete of Mount Athos. Mnk. Panteleimon was ordained a deacon in1969, and then a priest in 1976.

Father Panteleimon was elected to the episcopate in 1994 and consecrated Metropolitan of Veria and Naousa and Exarch of Thessaly on May 29, 1994.

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Panteleimon (Kalpakidis) of Veria
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Metropolitan of Veria
1994 - Present
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