Fr. Christos B. Christakis was born in Athens, Greece in 1968. He studied Theology at the University of Athens and graduated in 1990 with High Honors (Arista). He received a Ph.D. in Theology from King's College, University of London, UK in 1996.
He was ordained a Deacon by Metropolitan John of Pergamon in September 26, 1996 and a Priest by Metropolitan Kallinikos of Peireas in September 29, 1996.
He served at St. Demetrios, London, UK, 1996-1999, Sts. Constantine and Helen, Middletown, Ohio, 1999-2007 and Annunciation, Buffalo NY since 2007.
He is the Orthodox secretary of the International Commission of the Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue since 1994; from 1994-2007 under the chairmanship of Metropolitan John (Zezioulas) of Pergamon and from 2007 under the chairmanship of Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia.
In June 1998 Fr. Christos was one of the three-member delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to the Vatican and the late Pope John - Paul II for the patronal feast (Sts. Peter and Paul) of the Church of Rome.
He is an Adjunct Professor at Canisius College, Buffalo, NY.
Fr. Christos is married to Presvytera Lisa (Parthenakis) from Cincinnati, Ohio. Presvytera Lisa and Fr. Christos have 4 children: Basil, Nicholas, Jonah and Maria-Angelica.
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