Archbishop Stylianos of Australia (Patriarchate of Constantinople), passed away on the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25, 2019, after a long illness.

Repose of Archbishop Stylianos of Australia
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Email
  • Vkontakte
  • Messanger
  • Telegram
  • WhatsApp
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest

Archbishop Stylianos (Harkianakis) of Australia died on March 25, 2019 at the age of 83, after bravely fighting against his illness. Born in Rethymno, Crete, on December 29, 1935, he studied theology in Halki, where he graduated in 1958.
He was ordained as a deacon in 1957, and as a priest in 1958. He did post-graduate studies in systematic theology and philosophy of religion in Bonn from 1958 to 1966. Among his teachers was Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict XVI. The future Archbishop Stylianos built his doctoral thesis on the idea that the Orthodox Church enjoyed infallibility when acting in common in conciliarity, for example in the Ecumenical Councils, contrary to the Roman Catholic doctrine which understands infallibility in the person of the pope. After completing his postgraduate studies, he was promoted to professor of theology at the University of Athens in 1965.
He was appointed Igumen of Vlatadon Monastery in Thessaloniki in 1966. He was a founding member, then the vice-president, and finally the president of the Patriarchal Institute for Patristic Studies located in this monastery. He taught systematic theology at the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki from 1969 to 1975.
He was elected the Metropolitan Titular of Melitopolis in 1970, while remaining at Vlatadon Monastery, being the exarch responsible for Northern Greece and Mount Athos.
In 1975, he was elected the archbishop of Australia and exarch of Oceania. He then participated in a number of dialogues between Orthodoxy and other Christian religions. In this field, he was the vice-president of theological dialogue with the Roman Catholic Church and the vice-president of the dialogue with the Anglican Churches. He had been teaching theology and spirituality at the University of Sydney since 1975.
In 1986, he was appointed the inaugural dean of St Andrew’s Theological College, where he also taught systematic theology.
He received the International Herder Award in 1973, and in 1980, the Athens Academy National Poetry Prize, for his rich and remarkable poetic work. In 1965, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Lublin, Poland, and in 2014 another honorary doctorate from the Pedagogical Department of Primary Education at the University of Crete.

Source in Greek

Dear readers,

This is one of the five free articles that you can read in their entirety.

To access the unlimited number of full articles, please:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Email
  • Vkontakte
  • Messanger
  • Telegram
  • WhatsApp
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest

About the Author

Emma Cazabonne

Emma Cazabonne

Emma Cazabonne was born and raised in France. She taught English before entering the Cistercian Order. She translated and published articles relevant to her interest in Cistercian spirituality, the Middle Ages, and Orthodoxy. She moved to the United States in 2001, converted to Orthodoxy in 2008, and married. Her husband is an Orthodox priest. She continued to publish articles, a Cistercian texts anthology, then finally launched her career in literary translation, while teaching French. If you are interested in having your book translated into French, she can be contacted here https://wordsandpeace.com/contact-me/

Orthodoxie.com Newsletter

Don't miss out on important news and updates. Subscribe to our free bi-weekly newsletter.



Divider

Popular Posts

April 12 (old calendar) / April 25 (new) Living with the Church

April 12 (old calendar) / April 25 (new) Great and Holy Thursday St. Basil the Confessor, Bishop of Parium (8th c.). Hieromartyr Zeno, Bishop of Ve...

April 25  Living with the Church

April 25 Great and Holy Thursday Holy Apostle and Evangelist Mark (1st c.). Ven. Sylvester, Abbot of Obnora (1379). Great and Holy Thursday Two eve...

12 avril (ancien calendrier) / 25 avril (nouveau)

12 avril (ancien calendrier) / 25 avril (nouveau) GRAND JEUDI Mémoire de la Cène mystique Saint Basile, évêque de Parion, confesseur (VIIIème s.) ;...

25 avril

25 avril GRAND JEUDI Mémoire de la Cène mystique Saint apôtre et évangéliste Marc (63) ; aint Phébade, évêque d’Agen (vers 393) ; saint Rusti...

Metropolitan Silouan of Byblos, “The ‘Master of eloquence and silence’ between ... Analysis

Six years have passed since the abduction of Metropolitan Paul of Aleppo. He was kidnapped along with the Jacobite Syrian Metropolitan Johanna Ibr...

Communiqué of the meeting of the primates in Cyprus Declarations

Their Beatitudes and Most Holy Primates of the Orthodox Churches of the Middle East, Theodore II of Alexandria, John X of Antioch, Theophilos III o...

Julija Vidovic : “Bioéthique -réflexion d’une orthodoxe”

Nous vous invitons à regarder la conférence de Julija Vidovic, organisée par la paroisse orthodoxe serbe Saint-Sava à Paris.

Archpriest Alexander A.Winogradsky Frenkel: “Marana Tha – The Lord Comes” Headlines

A new 2018-19 series of articles shared on the roots and the prospects that unite Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Traditions to the realm of Jewishne...

Patriarch Kirill performed the intercessory service of the beginning of the rite for the making o... Europe

On Monday April 22, 2019, on Great and Holy Monday, after the Presanctified Liturgy, Patriarch Kirill, celebrated the intercessory office of the be...

Patriarch Kirill’s congratulations to Volodymyr Zelensky, the new President of Ukraine Declarations

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated Volodymyr Zelensky on his election as President of Ukraine.

Le métropolite Hilarion (Alfeyev), compositeur et chef d’orchestre

De nombreuses vidéos d’œuvres musicales composées par le métropolite Hilarion (Alfeyev) ou dont il a assuré la direction d'orchestre viennent d'êtr...

Patriarch Kirill’s congratulations to Vladimir Zelensky on his election as President of Ukraine Declarations

His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, congratulated V. A. Zelensky on his election to the office of President of Ukraine.