AUXILIARY BISHOPS OF THE ECUMENICAL THRONE

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Maximos of Eumeneia

Maximos of Eumeneia

His Grace Bishop Maximos of Eumeneia (in the world Ioannis Mastichis) was born on September 30, 1935, in Stylis (Greece). In 1958, he successfully graduated with a Master degree in Theology from the Theological Institute of Halki (Turkey). On September 7, 1958, he was ordained deacon by Metropolitan Maximos of Stavroupolis, who gave him his name. The same metropolitan ordained him a priest on September 8, 1958. Since 1958, he has served in the Netherlands. He was promoted to archimandrite. In 1977, he was unanimously elected by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople as auxiliary bishop of the Metropolitan of Belgium with the high title of Bishop of Evmenia. His ordination took place in Rotterdam on December 11, 1977. Since 1997, Bishop Maximos resides in Brussels.

 

Feastday: 21 January