His Eminence he was elected an Auxiliary Bishop to Archbishop Demetrios by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in December 2001 and given the title "Bishop of Troas." On February 2, 2002, he was consecrated to the Holy Episcopacy by Archbishop Demetrios of America, Archbishop Iakovos of North and South America, Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago, Bishop Kallistos of Diokleia, and several hierarchs of the Holy Eparchial Synod at the Archdiocesan Cathedral. On November 3, 2011, the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate elected him to succeed the retired Metropolitan Maximos as Metropolitan of Pittsburgh. He was enthroned at Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Pittsburgh on December 8, 2011 and served his first Sunday Archpastoral Liturgy as Metropolitan of Pittsburgh at Holy Trinity Church on December 11, 2011, following which he broke ground for the construction of the new church.
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