Yannoulatou, Anastasiou: Pamphlets, (Arthra). Jan 1, by Anastasios Yannoulatos. Currently unavailable. Product Details. Archbishop ANASTASIOS (Yannoulatos) of Tirana, Durrës, and All Albania, Primate of Albania. Professor Emeritus, National and Kapodistrian University of. Anastasios Yannoulatos Orthodox Church of Albania, Albania. International Bulletin of Mission Research. Journal. International Bulletin of Mission Research.

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Anastasios formed the inter-Orthodox mission center “Porefthentes” with the aim of educating the church in the area of missions. Anastasios came down with malaria and had to return to Greece. Through his initiatives work was given to thousands of men; serious works of social structure were created and the Orthodox Church of Albania has come to be a multi-dynamic spiritual and developmental factor.

As General Director of the Apostolike Diakoniahe promoted various theological, educational and publishing programs; particularly, he developed the sector of foreign missions.

Anastasios was elected by the University of Athens professor of History of Religions having established a center for missionary studies during to at the university.

At the same time, he struggled to assist in relieving the many tensions in the Balkans. Member of the Committee of Research of the University of Athens — In this pursuit, he studied at universities in Hamburg and Marburg, with research work at the Makerere University in Uganda to collect material for his doctoral thesis “The Spirit Mbandwa and the Framework of Their Cults: He has been honoured with 27 medals and awards of many Orthodox Churches and various countries.


He founded a monthly newspaper and three periodicals, as well as a Radio station.

At the same time he struggled for the easing of the controversies in the Balkans. Also inBp. He played a pioneering role in rekindling the Orthodox interest in foreign mission from Archbishop Anastasios is considered a pioneer in the rekindling of the missionary endeavour in the Orthodox Churches.

It was this self-sacrificing work that convinced the Albanian Orthodox Christians to officially ask the Ecumenical Patriarchate to have then Metropolitan Anastasios as their Father and Chief Priest.

Anastasios (Yannoulatos) of Albania

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. His significant contribution to Christian Mission, Theology, and the peaceful coexistence of people and religious communities has been internationaly recognized.

Associate Professor of History of Religions — Retrieved from ” https: He took care of the translation efforts, the edition of liturgical and other religious books. He organized and directed —74 the Inter-Orthodox Centre of the Church of Greece; during his term of office there dozens of Conferences, Seminars and other Church and social activities were organized. Anastasios and his Porefthentes staff bore fruit in the Bureau of External Missions within the Apostoliki Diakonia of the Church of Greecethe official publishing house and missionary arm of the Church of Greece that was active in many fields, including Orthodox mission.

Anastasios of Albania – Wikipedia

At the same University: He has been awarded Th. By the time he departed Africa inhe left a legacy through his efforts to assimilate with the indigenous Christians and empower them to embrace Orthodoxy as their own. For this challenge, Abp. He oversaw the construction of roads, aqueducts, bridges, reparation of public schools, etc. These clergy provided the foundation for the renewal of the church in East Africa.


One of the places where Christmas was celebrated on Tuesday is Maaloula, a small town near Damascus, where residents still speak Aramaic, the language used by Jesus Christ. Inhe was ordained a deaconbeginning his career in the Holy Orders. Vice-president of the Conference of European Churches — Later, he participated in the international Orthodox youth movement Syndesmos, becoming its general secretary from to and then vice-president from to Over the next ten years Abp.

Inhe was consecrated the titular Bishop of Androussa in his position as general director of Apostoliki Diakonia. Archbishop Anastasios has played a leading role in the contemporary renewal of the External Mission of the Orthodox Church. At the same time, he developed pioneer programmes in the areas of education, health, social care, rural development, culture and ecology. Anastasios decided to influence the church about the work of mission through the academic world.