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Meletius Metaxakis
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(Sep 21, 1871, Parsas, Crete – Jul 7, 1935, Alexandria) studied in Jerusalem, was ordained deacon in Antioch in 1891, and worked until 1909 in Jerusalem as secretary to the patriarchate. In 1910 he became metropolitan of Kition (Cyprus). From 1918 to 1920, as metropolitan of Athens, he was a zealous reformer. He was uncanonically deposed, went to the United States, and became patriarch of Constantinople on Nov 25, 1921, as Meletius IV. He founded metropolitan sees for Western Euro…

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Petzolt, Martin, “Meletius Metaxakis”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_13871>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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