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Bishop of Thessalonica
Metropolis of Thessaloniki

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Saint Gregory Palamas Metropolitan Cathedral
Location
Ecclesiastical provinceThessaloniki
Statistics
Parishes43
Information
CathedralSaint Gregory Palamas Metropolitan Cathedral
Current leadership
BishopAnthimos Rousas [el]
Website
https://www.imth.gr

The Metropolis of Thessaloniki (Greek: ? ? ) is a Greek Orthodox metropolitan see based in the city of Thessaloniki in Central Macedonia, Greece. It is part of the so-called "New Lands", belonging to the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople but being administered by the Church of Greece. The see traces its history to its foundation by the Apostle Paul in the 1st century. Since 2004, the incumbent metropolitan is Anthimos Rousas [el].

History

In its early centuries, the see of Thessaloniki became the metropolitan diocese of the Roman province of Macedonia. After the creation of major ecclesiastical jurisdictions, the see of Thessalonica was subordinated to the Patriarch of Rome, rising to become the archbishopric of the Eastern Illyricum.[1] Roman control--and the use of Latin as a liturgical language--continued until c. 733, when the see was transferred to the jurisdiction of the Patriarch of Constantinople.[1] Under Constantinople, it was reduced in status to a "simple" metropolitan see, with 5 to 12 suffragan sees, although the metropolitans continued to use the title of "archbishop" as well.[1]

List of bishops

Name Name in Greek Tenure Notes Refs
Gaius Saint
Nicholas I 160 Saint
Artemius Saint
Alexander I ? 305-335 Saint
John I ?
Aetius 342-347
Irenius 355
Paulinus
Acholius or Ascholius ?, 379-384 Saint
Anysius ? 384-407 Saint; Division of the Roman Empire in 395
Rufus 407-434 Saint
Anastasius I ? 434-451 Saint
Auxitheus, Eudoxius , 451-458 Saint
Andrew ? 481-494 Saint
Dorotheus I 494-520 Saint
Aristides ? 520-535
Elias 553 Saint, Participant in the Second Council of Constantinople
Thalaleus
Theodosius I 585
Eusebius 585-603 [2]
John II ? 603-610 Saint, author of Book I of the Miracles of Saint Demetrius [2]
Plotinus 616
John II ? 617-626 Saint
Paul I 649
John III ? 680 Participant in the Third Council of Constantinople [3]
Sergius ? 690 Participant in the Quinisext Council
Constantine I
Peter before 754 [4]
Anastasius ? after 754 [4]
Basil I 772
Theophilus 787 Saint; Participant in the Second Council of Nicaea [4]
Thomas Saint
Joseph I the Studite , ? 807-809 Saint; brother of Theodore the Studite
Unknown 809-811
Joseph I the Studite , ? 811-821 Saint; brother of Theodore the Studite
Leo the Philosopher ?, ? 839/840-843
Anthony the Confessor , ? ? 843 Saint
Basil II 843-865
Theodore 866-869
Paul II 880-882
Gregory I 882
Methodius 889
John IV the Thessalian ? , ? 892-904 [3]
Basil III the Confessor , ? ? 904-? Saint
Anatolius
Isidore I 1016
Nicetas I ?
Theophanes I 1031-1038
Prometheus 1038
Unknown 1063
Theodulus 1086-1107
Constantine II 1110
Michael I 1122
Nicetas II ? 1133 [2]
Constantine after 1133 [2]
Leo ? [2]
Romanus ? [2]
Basil IV of Ohrid , ? ? 1145-1168
Eustathius , ? ? 1175-1197 ? 1198 Saint
Constantine III Mesopotamites , ? ? 1198-1199
Chrysanthus 1199-1202
Constantine III Mesopotamites ,? ? 1204-1224 in exile; Thessaloniki under Latin control
Nicetas III ?
Joseph II 1232-1235
Michael II Palatanos , ? 1235
Manuel ? 1258-1261
Joannicius Kydones ?, ? ? 1261
Demetrius 1282-1285
Ignatius I 1285-?
James I ? 1299
Jeremy 1315-1322
Euphemianus ? 1322
John V Kalekas ? , ? ? 1322-1334 Patriarch of Constantinople
Gregory II ?' 1334
Glabas 1336-1341
Macarius I 1342-1346
Gregory III Palamas , ? ? 1347-1359 Saint
Neilos Kabasilas , ? 1360-1361 Saint
Nicholas II Kabasilas , ? 1361-1363 Saint
Unknown 1363-1371
Dorotheus II 1371-1379
Isidore II Glabas , ? 1379-1393 Saint; Thessaloniki under Ottoman control
Gabriel I ? 1393-1410 Saint; Thessaloniki returns to Byzantine control
Symeon the Mystic , ? ? 1410-1429 Saint
Gregory III 1430 Thessaloniki finally under Ottoman control
Nephon 1450-1484 Saint, Patriarch of Constantinople
Macarius II 1517-1536
Theonas , ? 1539 Saint
Theophanes II 1544
Gregory-David -
Joasaph I 1560-1578
Metrophanes ? 1585
Gabriel II ? 1594 Patriarch of Constantinople
Matthew I 1596
Joasaph II Argyropoulos , ? 1596
Sophronius I 1606
Zosimas ? 1607
Parthenius 1611
Athanasios I 1622-1634 Saint, Patriarch of Constantinople
Damascenus I ? 1634-1636
Callinicus I ? 1636-1639
Theocletus 1645-1651
Joachim I ? 1651-1666
Dionysius 1666-1671 Patriarch of Constantinople
Anastasius II ? ? 1671
Meletius I 1672-1684
Methodius 1687-1696
Ignatius II 1698-1712
James II ? 1712
Ignatius II 1723
Ananias ? 1728
Joachim II ? 1734-1744
Gabriel III ? 1745-1752
Spyridon 1760-1761
Neophytus I 1767
Theodosius II 1767-1769 Patriarch of Constantinople
Damascenus II ? 1769-1780
James III ? 1780
Gerasimus 1788-1815
Joseph III the Hieromartyr , ? ? 1815-1821 Saint
Matthew II 1821-1824
Macarius III 1824-1830
Meletius II 1830-1841 Patriarch of Constantinople
Hieronymus 1841-1853
Callinicus II ? 1853-1861 Patriarch of Alexandria
Neophytus II 1861-1874
Joachim III ? 1874-1878 Patriarch of Constantinople
Callinicus III Fotiadis ? , ? 1878-1884
Gregory IV Kallidis , ? 1885-1889 Saint
Sophronius II 1889-1893
Athanasius II Megaklis , ? 1893-1903
Alexander II Rigopoulos ? , ? ? 1903-1910
Joachim IV Sgouros ? , ? ? 1910-1912
Gennadios Alexiadis , ? 1912-1951 Thessaloniki comes under Greek control
Panteleimon I Papageorgiou , ? 1951-1968
Leonidas Paraskevopoulos , ? 1968-1974
Panteleimon II Chrysofakis , ? ? 1974-2003
Anthimos Rousas ?, ? 2004-

References

Sources

  • Nesbitt, John W.; Oikonomides, Nicolas, eds. (1991). Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art, Volume 1: Italy, North of the Balkans, North of the Black Sea. Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. ISBN 0-88402-194-7.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Gouillard, J. (1967). "Le Synodikon de L'orthodoxie: Édition et Commentaire". Travaux et Mémoires 2. pp. 1-316.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Kiminas, Demetrius (2009). The Ecumenical Patriarchate: A History of Its Metropolitanates with Annotated Hierarch Catalogs. Wildside Press LLC.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)


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