Appointment of new Director of the Private Patriarchal Office iN Alexandria

On 2 nd February 20919, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa officiated during Orthros and the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Patriarchal Monastery of St Savvas in Alexandria, for the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord.

Before the dismissal of the Divine Eucharist, the Alexandrian Primate performed the consecration of the Very Reverend Archimandrite Nikodemus Totkas, a seconded member of the clergy of the Holy Metropolis of Dimitriados and Almyrou, making him Director of the Private Patriarchal Office, awarding him the Patriarchal Certificate of Appointment, welcoming him to the Patriarchal Court and wishing him a good and productive ministry at the See of the Patriarchate.


The Very Reverend Nikodemus Totkas (born Demetrios) son of Kontantine and Eftychia, was born in Berlin, Germany in 1975, and he completed his schoolin at the German Schools. He graduated from the School of Theatre Art in Berlin. He holds a degree from the Department of Social Theology of the Theological Faculty of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

In 1999 he traveled to Greece, where he was tonsured a Monk on 13 th November and was ordained Deacon on 14 th November of the same year, by the late Metropolitan Ioannis (Papalis) of Sidirokastro. He was ordained Priest in 2004 by His Eminence Metropolitan Makarios of Sidirokastro.

During the years 2001-2004 he served as Archdeacon of the Holy Metropolis of Sidiroastro and from 2004-2005 as Dean of the Holy Metropolitan Church of St George in Sidirokastro. He was in charge of the Youth and a colleague of the “Agios Pavlos” Camps of the Holy Metropolis of Sidirokastro.

In 2005 we was transferred to the Holy Metropolis of Dimitriados and Almyrou and was then seconded to the Holy Metropolis of Germany, where he served as parish Priest in parishes of Berlin, Leipzig and Aachen.

In 2015 he was seconded to the Ancient Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa, where he served as Parish Priest of the Hellenic Community of Klerksdorp, North West.

In January 2019 he was called by His Beatitude to the See of the Patriarchate and enrolled in the Clergy of the Patriarchal Court. On 2 nd February he was appointed buy His Beatitude the Patriarch as Director of the Private Patriarchal Office and Parish Priest of the historic Community Church of the Annunciation of the Theotokos in Alexandria.

Source: Patriarchate of Alexandria