Philip (Koutoufas) of Atlanta
In 1954 he graduated from Theological Faculty of the University of Athens.
He was Ordained to the priesthood by the Archbishop Iakovos 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.
Father Philip is eligible For elevation to the office of Bishop by the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate. Prior to coming to Holy Cross Community, 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.
On August 1, 1982 he was ordained 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.
- http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/51960009/ The Times from San Mateo, California, February 17, 1973