Holy Metropolis of Atlanta

Alexios of Atlanta

17.05.1987

His Eminence, Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta (né Anthimos Panagiotopoulos), on Christmas day,  Dec. 25, 1943, in Patras, Greece, to Spyridon and Angeliki Panagiotopoulos. He is the oldest of five brothers and two sisters. He was tonsured a monk at Vatopedion Monastery in 1963 and graduated from the Athonias Ecclesiastical Academy in 1964. In November 1965, he was ordained to the diaconate and served as archdeacon of the Metropolis of Patras until he entered the National Kapodistrian University School of Theology in Athens. While in Athens, he served as deacon at the churches of St. Panteleimon and St. Spyridon.

He was ordained to the priesthood on Aug. 27, 1972 and assigned to St. Sophia Church in Patras, while living as a brother of the Gerokomion Monastery of the Virgin Mary. Following his graduation from the University of Athens School of Theology in 1973, he enrolled in the Boston University School of Theology and received his Doctor of Ministry degree in 1977. While at BU, he served as pastor of Dormition Church in Burlington, Vt. He returned to Patras upon completion of his studies and served as Abbott of the Gerokomion Monastery. A year later, he was summoned back to the United States to serve as dean of Sts. Constantine and Helen Church in Brooklyn, N.Y., then was transferred to the Hellenic Orthodox Community in 1979.

The Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate elevated the Very Rev. Anthimos to the episcopacy as Bishop of Troas on April 7, 1987. He assumed the name Alexios upon his consecration by Archbishop Iakovos on May 17, 1987. He was enthroned a month later at St. Demetrios Cathedral as the first Choroepiscopos for the Hellenic Community of Astoria. He was assigned the parishes in Queens, Long Island, southern Connecticut and Upstate New York on Jan. 1, 1989, and also was named director of the Hellenic Cultural Center in Astoria.

He served as Archepiscopal Vicar of the Atlanta Diocese from Jan. 1, 1997 until his election and enthronement as Bishop of Atlanta on May 22, 1999.

On December 20th, 2002, the Holy Synod of the Holy Patriarchate of Constantinoble elevated
the Holy Diocese to become the Holy Metropolis of Atlanta and that His Grace, Bishop Alexios of Atlanta to Metropolitan of Atlanta.

Feastday: 17 March

Ἱστοσελίς: http://www.atlanta.goarch.org/

2480 Clairmont Road NE, GA 30329.

PARISHES

1.  Holy Trinity Asheville, NC (28801). 227 Cumberland Avenue Asheville, Box 8369 Asheville.
2.  Annunciation of the Theotokos, Atlanta, GA (30329). 2500 Clairmont Rd.
3.  Holy Trinity Augusta, GA (30901). 953
4.  Holy Trinity Baton Rouge, LA (79819). 1036 W. Tom Stokes Court
5.  Holy Trinity Biloxi, MS (39531). 255 Beauvoir Road
6.  Holy Trinity – Holy Cross, Birmingham, AL (35233). 307 19th Street, South Birmingham
7.  Holy Trinity Bluff City, TN (37618). 50 Elizabeth Ann Circle
8.  St Mark, Boca Raton, FL (33431). 2100 NW 51st Street
9.  St Catherine, Burlington,NC (27215). 2150 West Front Street.
10.  Holy Trinity Charleston, SC (29403). 30 Race Street
11.  Holy Trinity Charlotte, NC (28203). 600 East Boulevard
12.  St Nektarios Charlotte, NC (28270). 5108 Kuy-kendall Road
13.  Holy Trinity Clearwater, FL (33765). 409 Old Coachman Road
14.  Holy Trinity Columbia, SC (29201). 1931 Sumter Street
15.  St Raphael, Nikolaos and Irene, Cumming, GA (30040) P.O. Box 588.
16.  St Dimitrios, Daytona Beach, FL (32118). 129 N. Halifax Avenue
17.  St Barbara, Durham, NC (27713). 8301 NC Highway 751
18.  Sts Constantine and Helen, Fayetteville, NC (28305). 614 Oakridge Avenue
19.  Transfiguration of the Lord, Florence, SC (29501). 2990 S. Cashua Drive
20.  St Dimitrios, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (33304). 815 N.E. 15th Avenue
21.  Annunciation of the Theotokos, Ft. Myers, FL (33919-5116). 8210 Cypress Lake Drive
22.  St Nicholas, Ft. Pierce, FL (34981). 2525 South 25th Street
23.  Sts Markella and Dimitrios, Ft. Walton Beach, FL (32549). Bryn Mawr at Miracle Strip Pky
24.  St Elisabeth, Gainesville, FL (32653). 5129 N. W. 53rd Avenue
25.  Dormition of the Theotokos, Greensboro, NC (27410-4504). 800 Westridge Road
26.  St George, Greenville, SC (29601). 406 N. Academy Street
27.  G.O.Mission of the Holy Apostles, Greenville, NC (27833). P.O. Box 31055.
28.  St George, High Point, NC (27262). 808 N. Hamilton Street
29.  Holy Resurrection, Bluffton, SC (29925). P.O. Box 22888
30.  St George, Hollywood, FL (33021). 425 N. 58th Avenue
31.  Holy Cross and Sts Constantine and Helen, Huntsville, AL (35816). 3021 University Drive
32.  Holy Trinity and  St John the Theologian, Jackson, MS (39203). 1417 West Capitol Street
33.  St John the Theologian, Jacksonsville, FL (32207). 3850 Atlantic Blvd.
34.  St George, Knoxville, TN (37919). 4070 Kingston Pike
35.  Archangel Michael, Lecanto, FL (34461). 4705 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy SR44
36.  Holy Cross, Macon, GA (31201). 859 1st Street.
37.  Holy Trinity, Maitland/Orlando, FL (32751). 1217 Trinity Woods Lane
38.  Transfiguration of the Lord,Marietta, GA (30066). 3431 Trickum Road
39.  St Catherine, Melbourne, FL (32940). 5965 Wick¬ham Road
40.  St Sophia, Miami, FL (33129). 224 SW 24th Road
41.  St Andrew, Miami, (FL 33156-7499). 7901 No. Kendall Drive
42.  Annunciation of the Theotokos, Mobile, AL (36604). 50 South Ann Street
43.  Sts Constantine and Helen, Monroe, LA (71201). 2011 Forsythe Avenue
44.  Annunciation of the Theotokos, Montgomery, AL (36107). 1721 Mt. Meigs Road
45.  St Luke, Mooresville, NC (28117). P.O. Box 1531 Mooresville, NC 28115
46.  St John the Baptist, Myrtle Beach, SC (29577). 3301 33rd Ave
47.  St Catherine, Naples, FL (34109). 7100 Airport Rd. North
48.  Holy Trinity New Orleans, LA (70122). 1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd
49.  St George, New Port Richey, FL (34654). 9426 Little Road
50.  Annunciation of the Theotokos, North Miami, FL (33168). 12250 N.W. 2nd Avenue
51.  Sts Raphael, Nikolaos and Irene, Palm Harbor, FL (34683-). 1010 Riviere Rd.
52.  St John the Theologian, Panama City, FL (32405). 136 Baldwin Road
53.  St Christopher, Peachtree City, GA (30269-). 313 Dividend Drive, Suite 210
54.  Annunciation of the Theotokos, Pensacola, FL (32501). 1720 W. Garden Street
55.  Holy Trinity Port Charlotte, FL (33980-2702). 24411 Rampart Blvd
56.  Holy Trinity Raleigh, NC (27612-3434). 5000 Lead Mine Road
57.  St Barbara, Sarasota, FL (34243). 7671 N. Lockwood Ridge Road
58.  St Paul, Savannah, GA (31401). 14 W. Ander¬son Street
59.  St Nicholas, Spartanburg, SC (29304). 697 Asheville Avenue
60.  Transfiguration of the Lord, Sping Hill, FL (34606). P.O. Box 15303.
61.  Holy Trinity St. Augustine, FL (32084). 2940 County Road 214
62.  St Stephen, St. Petersburg, FL (33710-1262). 3600 76th Street
63.  Se John Chrysostom, Hobe Sound, FL (33455). 10605 SE Federal Highway
64.  Παναγίας Tallahasse, FL (32308-5303). 1645 Phillip's Road
65.  St John the Baptist, Tampa, FL (33609). 2418 Swann Avenue
66.  St Nicholas, Tarpon Springs, FL (34689). 17 East Tarpon Avenue
67.  St Philothei, Watkinsville, GA (30677-). 3761 Mars Hill Road
68.  St Catherine, West Palm Beach, FL (33405). 110 Southern Blvd
69.  St Nicholas, Wilmington, NC (28403). 608 South College Road
70.  Annunciation of the Theotokos, Winston-Salem, (NC 27104). 435 Keating Drive, S.W.
71.  St Sophia, Winter Haven, FL (33880) 1030 Bradbury Road.
72.  Transfiguration of the Lord, Columbus, GA (31904) 4612 Gilbert Ave.
73.  G.O.Mission Great Ocala, FL. (34478). P.O. Box 34478.

MONASTERIES

1. Annunciation of the Theotokos,. 13486 N. Highway 225, Reddick, FL 32686-3519.
2. Theotokos of Vlacherna. 12600 West Hwy. 318, Williston, FL 32696.
3. Theotokos Pammakaristos. 1631 Creasey Road, Lawsonville, NC 27032.
4. Theotokos of Proussa. 404 Warner Road, Troy, NC 27371.
5. Holy Spirit. 790 Gin House Road, Abbeville, SC 29620.