KENYA!! Curriculum vitae of the elected Bishop of Kisumu, Markos

Archimandrite Fr. Markos Theodosis was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, to Greek Cypriot parents. He finished High School in an English School and he also finished Greek at Benoni Greek School where he grew up and later became Parish Priest at St. Athanasius Church of the Benoni Greek Community. At the proposal of the late Metropolitan of Johannesburg and Pretoria, Ioannis, he studied Theology at the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki with a scholarship from the Ministry of Macedonia, graduating in 2002. He was ordained Deacon by the late Patriarch of Alexandria, His Beatitude Petros VII on 1 January 2001 and Presbyter in August of the same year by the former Metropolitan of Johannesburg and Pretoria and current Metropolitan of Zimbabwe and Angola, His Eminence Seraphim. He was appointed as Private Secretary of the Patriarchal Office by His Beatitude Theodoros II, Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa in 2005. Since 2007 he has been appointed to the Church of the Dormition of the Theotokos of the Holy Metropolis of Johannesburg and in 2008 to the Church of St. Athanasius where he assisted, with the blessings of His Eminence Damaskinos, Metropolitan of Johannesburg and Pretoria, with youth group, catechism classes and Bible study group.

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