Reverend Chrysostomos Metropolitan of Messenia
. Metropolitan of Messinia, Chrysostomos was born in
Peristeri Attica . He graduated from the Higher
Ecclesiastical School of Athens (1980-1983) and the
Theological Faculty of the University of Athens School of
Theology ( 1983-1987 ).
The year 1988
was ordained a Deacon and received a scholarship from
the Roman Catholic Church (Comite Catholique pour la
Collaboration Culturele) for graduate studies in Rome
(Pontificio Instituto Orientale and Pontificio
Universita Gregoriana, 1988-1990).
In 1990 he
received the M.Sc. (Master of Science) in Patristic
Theology and the Ecumenical Movement , with Honors
(Summa cum Laude).
1990-1991, as a fellow of the Roman Catholic Church ,
attained his Doctorate of Philosophy ( PhD ) at the
University of Strasbourg (Faculté de Théologie
1990 he was ordained a priest and received the offikio
In the year
2007, he was elected Metropolitan of Messinia by the
Holy Synod of Bishops of the Church of Greece .
The year 1995
was proclaimed Doctor of Theology , Department of
Theology , University of Athens .
In 1999 he
was elected Professor of the Department of Theology at
the Theological School of Athens, Department of
Patristic Studies, History of Dogma and Theology in the
field of " Patristic Theology with the publication of
texts Ecclesiastical Writers ."
In 2002 he
became Assistant Professor of the above-mentioned
Department in the field of " Patrology " In May of 2008
he was elected Professor of the field of " History of
Dogma & Theology " .
In 2014 the Metropolitan of
Messinia elected him President of the Board Theological
Faculty of the University of Athens .
Marios Begzos Pericles was born on November 27, 1951 in
Athens) . He studied theology and philosophy at the
Universities of Athens (1969-1973) , Geneva (1973-1974)
and Tyvigkis (1979-1981) with grants Scholarship
Foundation ( State Scholarships Foundation ), the World
Council of Churches (WCC), the German State Agency
Cultural Exchange (DAAD) and the Research Foundation
Alexander von Humboldt. Also studied (1973-1977) at the
Law School of Athens University.
Comparative Philosophy of Religion at the University of
Athens ( Faculty of Theology ) as a Lecturer since 1986
, Assistant Professor in 1991 , Associate professor
since p999 and Professor in 2003. In parallel he is
giving lectures in the fields of philosophy of religion
at the University of Marburg in Germany (Marburg an der
Lahn) each spring semester (1991-1997), as well as in
the fields of psychology of religion and sociology of
religion at the University of Athens .
Since 2011 he
is Dean of the Theological Faculty of the University of
He has been distinguished for
his essay work (P. Fotes Award , 1999 , Best Greek
Centre PEN Club, 2007). His essays have been translated
in many languages (English, French, German, Italian,
Hungarian, Chinese) and has composed original essays in
English and German.
Adamantios Avgoustidis is an Associate Professor at the
Theological Faculty of the University of Athens with
area of expertise in the "Pastoral Theology and
Psychology." He was born in 1957 in
Piraeus, where he completed his studies at Ecole St-Paul
(Greek-French College of Piraeus, praise Firsts). The
1975 started his education at the Medical School of
Athens University and graduated in 1981 taking diploma
for his outstanding performance from the A’
Surgery Clinic of the University of Athens. During
his specialization in Psychiatry (Psychiatric Clinic of
the University of Athens), he continued his studies at
the Theological School of the University of Athens
(1981) and graduated (1986) with a diploma grade “very
good”, and in 1990 acquired the title of Psychiatry
specialty. In 1999 was proclaimed Doctor of
Theological School of Athens University in the field of
Pastoral Psychology by subjecting for approval PhD
thesis on "Human aggressiveness, pastoral and
psychological study on John Sinaitou’s Scale”. He
has taught Pastoral and Pastoral Psychology in Higher
Ecclesiastical School of Athens (1998-2001). He was
elected Lecturer (2003) and then Assistant Professor
(2010) 'Pastoral Theology and Psychology "of the
Department of Theology at the Theological School of the
University of Athens. He is fluent in English and French
language. In 2010 he was appointed General
Director of the "Institute of Pastoral training '(RPF)
of the Archdiocese of Athens.
Constantine Zarras was born in Lamia and studied in
Greece and UK .
He is a
member of the Greek Bible Society, the Studiorum Novi
Testamenti Societas, the Society of Biblical Literature,
and the European Association of Biblical Studies.
participates as a speaker in international conferences
in our country and abroad ( Jerusalem , Vienna , Prague,
Sambata, Minsk ). He is a Lecturer in the Theological
School of Athens University since 2003, originally in
the Department of Social Theology and afterwards in the
Department of Theology.
His area of
specialization is the period of the Second Temple
Judaism and the Mystery of the Throne and the Palace of
God (Maaseh Merkavah and Heikhalot), where his doctoral
are: The Ancient Secret Tradition of Jewish Throne (
2000 ) , History of the Era of the New Testament, Vol .
A (2005) • History of the Era of the New Testament , Vol
. B: Jews and Christians in Search Limits (2008) •
Peoples and Cultures of the Second Temple Period
Marioras born in Athens and studied at universities in
Greece, Switzerland and Germany .
In 2005 was
proclaimed a PhD with specialization in History of
Religion and from 2008 is a Lecturer at the Theological
School of the University of Athens. In the period 2009 -
2011 he served as special advisor to the Ministry
Education and Religious Affairs for matters based on his
His research interests include
the religion of Islam, Islamic communities in Europe and
in Greece, familiarity of indigenous populations to the
changing parameters of the modern environment, mainly
because of immigration.
Dr. Tsapogas Michalis
Tsapogas Michael is a graduate of Law at the University
of Athens (1985), a PhD of Law from the University of
Munich (1991). He is also member of the Piraeus Bar
Association (1987), of the Greek Union for Human Rights
(1993) and of the Union of Greek Constitutionalists
He served as
a research associate at the Research Institute of Greek
Constitutional History (1993-1996) and a visiting
researcher at the Max-Planck Institute for European
History of Law in Frankfurt (1996-1998) and since 1998
he works as scientist for the Ombudsman (Sinygoros tou
his works in the scientific fields of constitutional
law, human rights protection, Greek and comparative
important works are: «Staatsrationalisierung
und Verfassungsbewegung in Griechenland
(1992), "The rights in Greece by the end of the civil
war to the end of the political changeover" (co-curated
with D. Christopoulos, 2004),«Blasphemy and
justice in a Greek Orthodox context» in the volume
of the Council of Europe, «Tackling
blasphemy, insult and hatred in a democratic society»
(2008), "Tolerance and supervision under the
shadow of the dominant religion" in the volume "The
unmentionable issue of minorities in the Greek legal
M. I. Negrin (1988) grew up in Athens where he completed
his secondary education. At the same time, from the age
of religious majority (being 13 years), studied
alongside the former chief rabbi of Athens Sofologiotato
Jacob Mr. Arar.
He continued to
higher education, studying in the Department of Music
Technology and Acoustics (Rethymnon, Crete). During his
studies there, he was attending classes remotely in
theological - religious schools in England (Montefiore
College) and in Israel (Machon Meir, Pardes Institute of
Jewish Studies, Aish ha'Torah Mr. A.).
his academic studies, he went to Holy City of Jerusalem
to continue his studies at the Rabbinic school Shehebar
Sephardic Center (Abe M. & Geri Cohen Rabbinical
College). There he was ordained Rabbi, Spiritual
Director and Ierodidaskalos, under the guidance of major
Rabbis, such as Rabbi Sofologiotatos Mr. Jacob I.
principal mentor was the former Chief Rabbi
Sofologiotatos Chalkidos Menasse Mr. Cohen, who was an
important source of knowledge and sufficiently
Rabbi Negrin is
also 'Moel' (an authorized operator of religious
circumcisions), obtaining his degree from Sofologiotato
Rabbi Sslomo Mahfud (head of the religious court «Yoreh
Deah» and «Municipal Rabbi" in the town of Bnei Braque
interests is focused on the specific traditions,
religious practices and in rabbinic literature of the
Jews in Greece. Finally, the influences and the close
relationship between the Jewish and Greek philosophical
theology have significantly affected his work.
Father Theodore Kontidis born in
Yannitsa of Pella in 1956 . He graduated from the
Leontios School in 1974.
In 1988 he
was ordained priest in the Catholic Church of Athens and
since then, he has been working in Athens.
He served as Parson in the Parish of Christ the
Savior in Athens, pastoral care of youth. He was
Director of the magazine "Sychrona Vimata".
He is the
Director of the Magazine " Open Horizons" and he
is also Head of the Cultural Center
"Manresa" in Enoe Attica organizing
conferences, seminars etc.
He collaborates with the
organization "Faith and Light", which brings together
families and children with mental disorders. He is
responsible for the preparation program in marriage for
couples who are planning a Catholic wedding in the
Catholic bishopric of Athens.
Reverend Boukis Dimitrios
Reverend Dimitris Boukis was born in 1965
in Athens .
History and Theology in Greece and in the U.S. of
He served as a
Pastor of the Greek Evangelical Church in Los Angeles,
USA and since 1996 he has served as a spiritual head for
the Youth Center of the Greek Evangelical Church.
He is Secretary
of the Executive Committee of the General Synod for the
Greek Evangelical Church since 2002 and as a visiting
professor of Church History and Biblical Theology in the
Greek Bible College.
In 2012 he was
elected member of the Central Committee of the Community
Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE).
He is married to Lorraiin
Kefalas and they have got 2 children, Demosthenes and
Savant Imam Dr Abd Rasoul
Esdras is a graduate of the University of Sussex,
LaSalle, and Ohio State in International Relations,
Public Relations and Business Management.
He is a regular
member of the Special Preparatory Committee for
Combating Human Trafficking set up by the Ministry of
Justice, tasked with proposing legislative amendments
with the aim to improve the assistance provided to the
victims and planning educational activities for law
enforcement personnel. He
started serving as a Chief of the Office of the
International Organization for Migration (IOM) in
He was Director
of the Office of the IOM in the Federal Republic of
Yugoslavia as well as in FYROM .
as General Coordinator of the Humanitarian Operations in
North Caucasus, during the Chechnya conflict.
with OSCE, he served as one of the IOM Officers
responsible for the elections in
and Kosovo, in the framework of the Out-of-Country
From 1998 until
today, he serves as a Chief of the IOM Office in Greece.
He usually serves as speaker
at numerous conferences and capacity building activities
on migration management and counter trafficking issues.
Vellios is a Journalist and a Political Consulting.
He studied Philosophy at the
University in Paris. He has worked as a columnist and
political editor in several newspapers and magazines in
Today, he works
as a television producer in the 'Contra' channel. In
parallel he is advisor of issues and columnist in the
He serves as a
director and consultant in “ROES” editions and for the
series of essays “Micromedia”.