Metropolitan Fotios of Demetrias
Holy Cross is a quasi-monastic community directly under the spiritual guidance and protection of Metropolitan Fotios of Demetrias, an Athonite of Esfigmenou monastery. Our Father Metropolitan Fotios is a member of the Holy Synod of the Church of the G.O.C. of Greece.
Iero-monk Theophilos was born in Kefalonia, Greece and arrived in Australia in April of 2018, serving and caring for churches and communities as determined by Metropolitan Photios of Demetria who is the ruling Bishop for the churches in Australia.
Iero-monk Theophilos was tonsured as monastic, Deacon and Priest in the Monastery of the All-Holy Theotokos, by Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Attica and Biotia in February 2010. He also served as Parish priest of St John the Forerunner 2010-2018, serving also in other Monasteries and Parishes.
We take this opportunity to acknowledge the many clergy who have served at and supported Holy Cross over the years, and those who continue to do so today.