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Demetri Kantzavelos - Auxiliary Bishop of Mokissos of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Demetri Kantzavelos is the auxiliary bishop of Mokissos of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. He is also the chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago. He was born in Chicago, the con of Christos and Merope Kantzavelos. He grew up in the “Assumption” Greek Orthodox Church of Chicago.

Demetri Kantzavelos attended Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts, from where he obtained his graduate divinity degree “with high distinction” in the year 1987. Subsequently, he pursued post-graduate doctoral work in the philosophy program of Chicago’s Loyola University, concentrating in the area of metaphysics. On December 9, 2006, Demetrios was elected as the Bishop of Mokissos.

Demetri Kantzavelos has received worldwide recognition for his human rights activities & interfaith outreach. He has served as a board member and past two-term President (2003–2005) of the Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. Recently, he received offi…