Bishop Kassianos of Aravissos
His Grace Bishop Kassianos of Aravissos, Abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery (Halki Theological School) was born in Constantinople in 1978. He was ordained a Deacon in 1998 by Metropolitan Joachim of Chalcedon. He studied Theology at the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where he completed his postgraduate studies in 2010. On November 3, 2011, he was ordained a Presbyter by the Metropolitan Athanasios of Chalcedon. On December 4, 2011, he received the rank of Archimandrite, serving the Diocese of Chalcedon. On January 21, 2017, he was ordained Titular Bishop of Aravissos in the Holy Church of the Holy Trinity, serving as Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Chalcedon. On March 15, 2020, he was appointed Abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery at Halki.