Election of New Metropolitans at the Phanar


During its regular session on Thursday, March 3, 2011, the Holy and Sacred Synod, at the recommendation of His All-Holiness, unanimously elected the Grand Chancellor Stephanos to the rank of Metropolitan of Kallioupolis and Madytos, as well as its Chief Secretary Elpidophoros to the rank of Metropolitan of Proussa. The ordination of His Grace Bishop-elect Stephanos of Kallioupolis and Madytos will take place on the Sunday of Orthodoxy (March 13), while that of His Grace Bishop-Elect Elpidophoros of Proussa will occur on the 2nd Sunday of Lent (March 20).

Both sacraments will be held in the Patriarchal Church of St. George. Moreover, following the elevation of the hitherto Chief Secretary, the Holy and Sacred Synod elevated the Very Rev. Archimandrite Bartholomew his successor as Chief Secretary, also naming the Very Rev. Deacon Joachim as Deputy Secretary and the Very Rev. Paisios as Codicographer.