The Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate met under the chairmanship of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, and elected new Bishops.
Particularly the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate elected:
Bishop Andreas of Krateia as the provincial Bishop of Toronto of the Ukrainian presence in Canada under the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
Archimandrite of the Ecumenical Throne Ambrosios Koutsourides, Chancellor of the Holy Metropolis of Germany, as Bishop of Argyroupolis, serving in the future the very numerous expatriates in Bavaria as an assistant Bishop of the Metropolitan.
Archimandrite of the Ecumenical Throne Athenagoras Ziliaskopoulos to the high title of Nazianzos, as assistant bishop of the Ecumenical Patriarch who placed him at the disposal of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America in order that he may continue his current service as the Chief Secretary of the Holy Eparchial Synod and in the Holy Cross Theological School of Boston.
The Bishops-Elect of Argyroupolis and Nazianzos performed on the same day the Small and Great Minyma and received the congratulations of the Ecumenical Patriarch, the Holy Hierarchs, and the members of the Patriarchal Court who wished them to have a faithful hierarchical diakonia