The Most Reverend Metropolitan Nektarios
(Tsilis) was born in 1969 in Dodoni, Ioannina, Greece.
His Eminence is a graduate of Theological Academy in
Athens and the Theological School of the University of Athens. He has also
successfully completed courses and seminars on the structure, organization, and
information technologies of the European Union.
He was ordained deacon in 1990 and priest
He served as a deacon throughout 1990-1995 in the parishes
of the Annunciation of Theotokos, the Holy Unmercenaries, and Saint Sophia, in
the Metropolis of Piraeus.
He served as a priest throughout 1995-2001
in the capacity of preacher of the Holy Metropolis of Piraeus, Proistamenos of
the parish of the Life-Giving Fountain, Secretary of the Metropolis’ Youth
Organization, and as President of the committee of the Church of Hatzikyriakou
Orphanage. He was the Director of the program “Peiraiki Ecclesia 91.2FM” as well
as the Deputy Manager of the magazine “Peiraiki
From 2001 to the present he has served as
the Vicar of the Holy Metropolis of Samos and Ikaria, member of the Spiritual
Court, Proistamenos of the Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Samos, Chairman of the
Board of Panagia Spyliani, and Abbot of the Panagia Vrodiani
He has participated, as a representative
of the Metropolises of Piraeus and Samos, in youth conferences, seminars on
cults and new religious movements, and issues concerning Europe’s stance on
He is a regular contributor to many
magazines and periodicals.
He is fluent in Greek and
The ordination of the newly elected Metropolitan in the Phanar at the
Patriarchal church of St. George in Constantinople, on Sunday, Jan. 20th, 2008.
photos by Nikos Manginas