ST. JAMES ORTHODOX CHURCH
MILPITAS, CALIFORNIA
VICARIATE FOR THE PALESTINIAN & JORDANIAN
CHRISTIAN ORTHODOX COMMUNITIES IN AMERICA
His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilus III of
Jerusalem (born Ηλίας Γιαννόπουλος Ilias
Giannopoulos) in 1952 is the current
patriarch of the Orthodox Church of
Jerusalem.

Theophilus was elected the 141st primate
of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem in
2005. Formerly the Archbishop of Tabor,
Theophilus was elected unanimously by
Jerusalem's Holy Synod.   
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Theophilos is originally from Messinia, Greece. In 1964, he went
to Jerusalem, and served as archdeacon for then-patriarch
Benediktos (Benedict I). From 1991 to 1996, he was a priest in
Cana in Galilee, which had a predominantly Israeli Arab flock,
there he also formed a society called "Nour al Masih" ("Light of
Christ"), which spreads the Orthodox Christian faith throughout
the region.
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