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Besides being anastazios prolific writer, Anastasios is known for his missionary initiatives in East Africa and critical leadership in the resurrection of the Albanian church in the 20th century after it was aanstasios by the Communist regime. Anastasios was born Anastasios Yannoulatos, Albanian: He entered the Theological School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in and graduated in with a diploma with highest honors in Theology.
After graduation he served for two years with the Greek army. Following his national service and his recognizing a desire to be part of the spirit renewal on-going in Greece, Anastasios joined a religious brotherhood ZOE where he became a leader in making the Orthodox faith real in student movements and teenage camps.
Later, he participated in the international Yahnoulatos youth movement Syndesmos, becoming its general secretary from to and then vice-president from to Inhe was ordained a deaconbeginning his career in the Holy Orders. After receiving his diaconate, Dn.
Anastasios formed the inter-Orthodox mission center “Porefthentes” with the aim of educating the church in the area of missions. On May 24, Dn. Anastasios was ordained a priest and left for East Africa to celebrate his first liturgy in Uganda.
Anastasios came down with malaria and had to return to Greece. With the doctors recommending his not returning to Africa, Fr. Anastasios decided to influence the church about the work of mission through the academic world. Anastasios turned to postgraduate studies in history of religion including ethnology, science of religions, missiology and African studies.
In this pursuit, he studied at universities in Hamburg yannoulatow Marburg, with research work at the Makerere University in Uganda to collect material for his doctoral thesis “The Spirit Mbandwa and the Framework of Their Cults: A Research of Aspects of African Religion”.
Inthe efforts of Fr. Anastasios and his Porefthentes staff bore fruit in the Bureau of External Missions within the Apostoliki Diakonia of the Church of Greecethe official publishing house and missionary arm of the Church of Greece that was active in many fields, including Orthodox mission.
His Beatitude Anastasios. A profile of the restorer of Orthodoxy in Albania –
Inhe was consecrated the titular Bishop of Androussa in his position as general director of Apostoliki Diakonia. Also inBp. Anastasios was elected by the University of Athens professor of History yannoullatos Religions having established a center for missionary studies during to at the university.
Furthering his work in missions, Bp. Anthony Romeos, founded a monastery of nunsthe Convent of St.
John the Forerunnerin Kareas, Greece, that would participate in missionary work throughout the world. In addition to his responsibilities at the University of Athens and with the Apostoliki Diakonia, Bp.
As acting archbishop during this transitional period, Abp. Anastasios worked to create a strong Orthodox community through training and establishing indigenous leaders.
Anastasios (Yannoulatos) of Albania
Inhe re-opened the Orthodox seminary in Nairobi that Abp. Makarios III of Cyprus had founded ten years before but remained incomplete because of political instability in Cyprus. Over the next ten years Abp. Anastasios ordained sixty two indigenous priests and deacons and forty-two readers and catechists from the graduates of the seminary.
These clergy provided the foundation for the renewal of the church in East Africa. By the time he departed Africa inhe left a legacy through his efforts to assimilate with the indigenous Christians and empower them to embrace Orthodoxy as their own.
Infollowing the fall of the communist government of Albania and the ensuing political changes, Abp. Anastasios was appointed by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I to be the Patriarchal Exarch for the Albanian Church with the yanoulatos to re-establish the Autocephalous Church of Albania without regard to the ethnic origin of its people. He was anatsasios Archbishop of Tirana on June 24and enthroned on August 2 For this challenge, Abp.
Anastasios drew on his academic work and field accomplishments in East Africa to establish the structure to train local leaders. Under his leadership, the church opened a seminary with more than eighty students and within anastasjos years increased the Albanian clergy from eleven to fifty six.
Anastasios of Albania
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