Η.Ε. Αrchbishop of Kanaga Theodosios, Metropolitan of Kananga, Most Honourable and Exarch of Equatorial Africa, was born in Kyparissi in the Province of Trihonida, Aitoloakarnania in 1973. He completed primary school in Agrinion. He is a graduate of the Ecclesiastical Academy of Athos and holds a Degree from the Theological Academy of the Aristotelian University of Thessalonica. He also holds a Masters’ Degree from the Hellenic Open University. In 1997 he was tonsured a Monk at the historic Holy Monastery Gerokomeiou in Patras. In 1997 he was ordained Deacon and in 2002 he was ordained Priest by the then Metropolitan Nicodemus of Patras, and on the same day received the office of Archimandrite. He served as preacher, parish priest, spiritual father and catechist in Churches in Patras. In 2016 he was enrolled among the holy clergy of the Patriarchate of Alexandria, at the Holy Metropolis of Kinshasa as Chancellor and lecturer at the Theological Academy of the Orthodox University of Congo. On 30th November 2017 he was appointed by His Beatitude the Patriarch of Alexandria as Patriarchal Vicar of Kinshasa.
On 30th November 2017 he was appointed by His Beatitude the Patriarch of Alexandria as Patriarchal Vicar of Kananga. On 26th November 2018, by proposal of His Beatitude he was elected by the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Alexandria as Metropolitan of Kananga. He was ordained Bishop by is Beatitude at the Holy Church of St Nicholas in Cairo on 6th December 2018.
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Video of Interest
In 2018, an award-winning documentary on the life of the Orthodox people of Kananga was produced. It is narrated in Greek with English subtitles, and is a remarkable and worthwhile video to view. It is available on YouTube by clicking the link below:
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