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His Grace '''Bishop Philip (Koutoufas) of Atlanta''' ([[23 February]] [[1929]], Lixouri Kefalonia - [[29 December]] [[1995]])
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His Grace '''Bishop Philip (Koutoufas) of Atlanta''' (Φίλιππος Κουτούφας; [[23 February]] [[1929]], Lixouri Kefalonia - [[29 December]] [[1995]]) was bishop od Atlanta
  
In 1954 he graduated from Theological Faculty of the [[University of Athens]].
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In 1954 he graduated from the Theological Faculty of the [[:w:University of Athens|University of Athens]].
  
He was Ordained to the priesthood by the Archbishop Iakovos in 1960.
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He was Ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Iakovos of the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese North and South America]] in 1960.
  
Archbishop Iakovos, the present Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America bestowed upon him the title of Archimandrite in 1961.
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Archbishop Iakovos, bestowed upon him the title of [[Archimandrite]] in 1961.
  
Father Philip served the parish of St. Gerasimos, [[Manhattan, New York]] for ten years. While at St. Gerasimos, Father Phiiip continued his education towards his PhD at [[Bridgeport University]], [[Bridgeport, Connecticut]] and [[Adelphi University]] of Garden City, [[Long Island, New York]].
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Father Philip served the parish of St. Gerasimos, [[:w:Manhattan, New York|Manhattan, New York]] for ten years. While at St. Gerasimos, Father Phiiip continued doctoral studies at [[Bridgeport University]], [[Bridgeport, Connecticut]] and [[Adelphi University]] of Garden City, [[Long Island, New York]].
  
In Febyrary 1973 Father Philip was appointed as pastor to Holy Cross Church, [[Belmont]]. This parish serves the area from [[San Bruno]] to [[San Jose]].
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In Febuary 1973 Father Philip was appointed as pastor to Holy Cross Church, [[Belmont]]. This parish serves the area from [[San Bruno]] to [[San Jose]].
  
On August 1, 1982 he was ordained titular Bishop Dafnousion, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese.
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On August 1, 1982 he was consecrated titular Bishop Dafnousion, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese.
  
 
On April 2, 1992 he was elected Bishop of Atlanta.
 
On April 2, 1992 he was elected Bishop of Atlanta.
  
He passed away on 29 December 1995.
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He passed away on 29 December 1995. Bured in Keyserkill Cemetery, Schoharie County, New York, USA.
  
 
== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==
* http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/51960009/ The Times from San Mateo, California, February 17, 1973
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* [http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/51960009/ The Times from San Mateo, California, February 17, 1973]
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Koutoufas&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GRid=132472456& Bishop Philip Koutoufas] on find a grave

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His Grace Bishop Philip (Koutoufas) of Atlanta (Φίλιππος Κουτούφας; 23 February 1929, Lixouri Kefalonia - 29 December 1995) was bishop od Atlanta

In 1954 he graduated from the Theological Faculty of the University of Athens.

He was Ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Iakovos of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese North and South America in 1960.

Archbishop Iakovos, bestowed upon him the title of Archimandrite in 1961.

Father Philip served the parish of St. Gerasimos, Manhattan, New York for ten years. While at St. Gerasimos, Father Phiiip continued doctoral studies at Bridgeport University, Bridgeport, Connecticut and Adelphi University of Garden City, Long Island, New York.

In Febuary 1973 Father Philip was appointed as pastor to Holy Cross Church, Belmont. This parish serves the area from San Bruno to San Jose.

On August 1, 1982 he was consecrated titular Bishop Dafnousion, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese.

On April 2, 1992 he was elected Bishop of Atlanta.

He passed away on 29 December 1995. Bured in Keyserkill Cemetery, Schoharie County, New York, USA.

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