Chancellor of OMHKSEA was elected as Metropolitan of Singapore
The Chancellor of OMHKSEA was elected as Metropolitan of Singapore
admin | November 3, 2011 |
The Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia with great
joy announces that on November 3,2011 the Holy and Sacred Synod of the
Ecumenical Patriarchate elected the Rev.Archimandrite fr.Konstantinos
Tsilis, Chancellor of OMHKSEA, as Metropolitan of Singapore!
The Episcopal ordination of the new Bishop will be held on November 21st
at Panagia of Pera Church in Constantinople.
Elected Metropolitan of Singapore
Archimandrite Konstantinos Tsilis was born in 1973 in Piraeus.
He studied at the Higher Ecclesiastical Academy of Athens and the
Department of Pastoral Theology of the School of Theology of Athens
University. He has successfully completed seminars on a) journalism, b)
elocution, c) the symbolism of the spoken and written word, d) filming
and editing, in Greece and abroad, e) Dealing with those suffering
psychological trauma following natural disasters, at the Eastern
Mennonite University in the USA, on a US government bursary, f)
traditional practical medicine, with an emphasis on first aid and
malnourishment aid, in Thailand, g) teaching Greek as a second language,
at the School of Philosophy of the University of Athens.
As a layman, and for a period of fifteen years, he worked as a
journalist for church and secular journals and newspapers, as a
collaborator and producer of radio programs, and as a news editor for
church and secular radio stations, including the stations of the Church
of Piraeus, the Church of Greece, and the Radio Station of Art and the
Word of the Municipality of Thessalonica. He is a regular contributor to
the printed and electronic press.
He served at the Holy Metropolis of Piraeus as a Sunday School teacher,
on the staff of the summer camps, as a collaborator of the Youth
Department, and as a representative at youth conferences.
He was ordained Deacon by His Eminence Nikitas, Metropolitan of Hong
Kong, on 25 January 2003, and Priest, by the same, on 26 January 2003.
On 19 July 2003 he received the office of Archimandrite.
From 1998, he regularly visited the missionary Metropolitanate of Hong
Kong as a volunteer, while after his ordination, in 2003, he served at
the Holy Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia as Vicar
General, and from March 2005 until today, he served as Chancellor.
Following the tsunami in South Eastern Asia, in December 2004, he
organized programs of moral and material support for the victims of the
disaster, the distribution of humanitarian aid, and the reconstruction
of clinics and schools in Thailand and the Nias Islands off the coast of
He has a good command of the written and spoken English language. He has
some knowledge of Italian, French, and Hebrew. He also knows sign
language and Braille.