Loukas Petridis

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Loukas Petridis in 1905

Loukas Petridis (Greek: Λουκάς Πετρίδης) was a Ottoman Greek priest, monk and Metropolitan bishop of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.


Petridis was born in 1850 in Madytos, then Ottoman Empire (now Turkey).[1][2] He became a monk in Karyes of Mount Athos and graduated from the Theological School of Halki in 1878.[1] Then he served as a deacon of the Metropoly of Thessaloniki and later was appointed as a secretary of the ecclesiastical court.[1] In 1886 he was elected Metropolitan of Serres.[1][3][4] During his ecclesiastical career he also served as a Metropolitan bishop in Ainos since 1888, Dropull since 1899 and Veria in 1911.[1][2][4]

Lastly, he served as a Metropolitan bishop in Philadelphia, where he passed away on 19 December 1912 at the age of 71 or 72.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Ο Πανιερώτατος Μητροπολίτης Φιλαδελφείας κυρός Λουκάς. (1850-1912). (Οικουμενικό Πατριαρχείο)". www.users.sch.gr. 19 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Η ΕΠΙΣΚΟΠΗ ΚΑΙ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΙΣ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΥΠΟΛΕΩΣ Ή ΔΡΥΪΝΟΥΠΟΛΕΩΣ". www.dmanex.blogspot.com. 24 January 2009.
  3. ^ "ΚΑΤΑΛΟΓΟΣ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ ΤΗΣ ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑΣ ΤΩΝ ΣΕΡΡΩΝ [List of Metropolitans of the church of Serres]". www.imsn.gr. 19 July 2018.
  4. ^ a b Kiminas, Demetrius (2009). The Ecumenical Patriarchate (vol. 1). Wildside Press LLC. p. 55. ISBN 1434458768.