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Spiritual leader: HAH the Ecumenical Patriarch
(in chronological order of their investiture)


Members who have passed away:

1.  His Eminence Metropolitan Meliton of Chalcedon (Ecumenical Patriachate) (+ 27-12-1989).

2. His Eminence Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Myra, then Metropolitan of Ephesos  (Ecumenical Patriarchate) (+ 13-10-2006).

3. His Eminence Metropolitan Parthenios of Carthago, later Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa (Church of Alexandria) (+ 23-7-1996).

4. Ηis Eminence Metropolitan Alexy of Tallin and Estonia, later Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia (Church of Russia) (+ 5-12-2008).

5.  His Eminence Metropolitan Theoctist of Moldavia and Soutsiava, then Patriarch of Romania (Church of Romania) (+ 30-7-2007).

6.  His Eminence Metropolitan Kallinik of Vratsa (Church of Bulgaria) (+ 26-12-2016).

7.  His Eminence Metropolitan Chrysanthos of Limassol (Church of Cyprus) (+ 2-2-2006).

8. Most Reverend Titular Bishop of Thibar, Pierre Duprey, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Roman-Catholic Church (+ 13-5-2007).

9.  Dr. Glen Williams, General Secretary of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) (+ 28-3-1994).

10. Dr. Eberhard Muller, Founding Director of the Evangelical Academy of Bad Boll/ Germany (+ 11-1-1989).

11. Rev. Paul-Gerhard Seiz, Director of the Evangelical Academy of Bad Boll/ Germany (+ 1-10-1988).

12. Professor Pantelis Prevelakis, Author-Academician (+ 15-3-1986).

13. Dr. Nicholas Panagiotakis, Professor, Director of the Institute of Hellenic Studies, Venice (+ 1-10-1997).

14. His Eminence Dorotheos, Metropolitan of Prague, Primate of the Orthodox Church in the Czech and Slovakia Republics (+ 31-12-1999).

15. Dr. Hans Stercken, President of the Greek-German Association in Germany and Member of the Parliament (Bundestag) – Bonn (+ 26-6-1999).

16. His Beatitude Patriarch Ignatios IV of Antiochia and All the East (+ 6-12-2012).

17. His Eminence Ioannis Archbishop of Karelia and All Finland, later Metropolitan Elder of Nikaia (+ 1-7-2010).

18. Dr. Fotis Kafatos, Professor em. at Harvard University/USA, the University of Crete and Imperial College/UK (+ 18-11-2017).

19. His Eminence Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Peristeri (Church of Greece) (+ 8-11-2019).

20. His Beatitude Eirinaios, Patriarch of Serbia (+ 20-11-2020).

21. His Eminence Metropolitan Gennadios of Sassima, Exarch of All Cappadokia (Ecumenical Patriarchate) (+ 01-06-2022).

22. Marina Lampraki-Plaka, Professor of History of Art, Director of the National Gallery and the Museum Alexandros Soutzou (+ 13-06-2022).

23. His Beatitude Chrysostomos, Archbishop of Cyprus (+ 07-11-2022).

24. His Eminence Metropolitan Ioannis of Pergamon, Member and former President of the Academy of Athens (+ 02-02-2023).

25. Very Reverend Grand Presbyter Dr. Georgios Tsetsis, former Representative of the Ecumenical Patriarchate at the World Council of Churches, Geneva (+ 02-06-2024).

Members who are alive:

1. Rev. Archimandrite Simon Romantsouk, presently Bishop of Lotz and Poznan (Church of Poland).

2. His Eminence Nicholas, the former Archbishop of Sukhumi and Abkhazia (Church of Georgia).

3. Rev. Archimandrite Ambrosios, Bishop of Joensuu, presently Metropolitan of Helsinki (Church of Finland).

4. His Eminence Metropolitan Bartholomaios of Philadelphia, presently Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.

5. Dr. Spyridon Artavanis-Tsakonas, Professor at the University of Yale/USA, Harvard/USA and Professeur de College  de France.

6. Dr. Heinz Joachim Held, former President of External Affairs of the Evangelical Church of Germany (EKD).

7. His Beatitude Anastasios, Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and all Albania.

8. Eleytherios Oikonomou, Professor at the University of Crete, former President oft he Foundation for Technology and Research.

9. Georgios Babiniotis, Professor, former Rector of the University of Athens and President of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture. 


During the Holy and Great Council of the Orhodox Church, on 24-6-2016, the following Heads of Churches were pronounced Members:

10. His Beatitude Theodoros, Patriarch of Alexandria.

11. His Beatitude Theofilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem.

12. His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania.

13. His Beatitude Hieronymos, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.

14. His Beatitude Sawa, Archbishop of Warsaw and Metropolitan of All Poland.

15. His Beatitude Rastislav, Archbishop of Presov, Metropolitan of the Czech Lands and Slovakia.

16. His Eminence Eirinaios, Archbishop of Crete.


During the Third Meeting of the Members of the Orthodox Academy of Crete, with the presence of the members of the OAC/s Administrative Board, on the Foundation/s premises (2-10-2018), the following was decided: “The members of this Meeting believe that the Orthodox Academy of Crete, during its 50-years-operation under the spiritual guidance of the Ecumenical Patriarch, has been a place of gatherings, dialogue, diaconia and reconciliation, and has promoted the dialogue between the Orthodox Church and society and the world in a wide and successful way, more than any other Foundation in Greece. Furthermore, it was blessed by God to host the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, contributing to the highest degree to its success and smooth conduct. [...] Moreover, during this Meeting the need for the establishment of a special Programme related to the deepening of issues of bioethics was stated, in order to have a co-ordinated dialogue between Science and Theology, but also to examine the problems concerning the beginning and end of life.” (Excerpt from the Minutes of the Meeting).