Pelushi Joan

Metropolita ortodosso, Chiesa di Albania

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Metropolitan John (Albanian: Mitropolit Joan, secular name Fatmir Pelushi; January 1, 1956, Tirana) is the Albanian Orthodox metropolitan of Korça, since his installment in 1998.

In 1979, secretly baptized by a priest Kozma Qirjo with name in honor of St. John the Theologian.

After graduating from Holy Cross Seminary with a Master’s of Theological Studies, he returned to Albania and the Archbishop Anastgasius appointed him to teach theology at the seminary, as well as serve in other capacities within the Church.

February 27, 1994 archbishop Anastasius ordained him as a deacon on then as a priest on December 4 the same year.

In 1995 he received a scholarship from him and returned to the United States to pursue further studies. After return in 1996, He was appointed as director of the seminary as well as elevated as an archimandrite on November 19.

On July 18, 1998, I was elected as Metropolitan of Korça and enthroned two days later.


[wikipedia  ENG ; luglio 2015]