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Eusebius A. Stephanou

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Eusebius A. Stephanou (June 15, 1924 - May 23, 2016) was a priest of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and one of the main leaders in the "Orthodox Renewal and Evangelism" movement.[1]

He was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin to Fr. Alexander and Marika Papastephanou. Baptized with the name Agamemnon, Stephanou lived as a child in Detroit, Michigan and Lorain, Ohio where his father served as priest in the local Greek Orthodox Church. In 1942, Stephanou entered Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary, then located in Pomfret Center, Connecticut. Holy Cross relocated to Brookline, Massachusetts in 1946, Stephanou's senior year. In 1950 he was tonsured a monk in Cleveland, Ohio receiving the name Eusebius. At this time he also shortened his name from "Papastephanou" to Stephanou. On September 17, 1950 Stephanou was ordained a Deacon at St. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Detroit. In 1951, he travelled to Greece to study at the University of Athens. On February 10, 1953 Stephanou was ordained to the holy Priesthood in his father's hometown of Philiatra.[2]

Fr. Eusebius died on May 23, 2016.[3]


  1. ^ "About the Founder – Saint Symeon the New Theologian".
  2. ^ Maria Stethatos, "The Voice of a Priest Crying in the Wilderness. (El Cajon, CA: CSN Books, 2007).
  3. ^ "In Memoriam: Fr. Eusebius A. Stephanou". goarch.org. Retrieved 20 February 2020.