Born in Northern Greece-Macedonia (9th of September 1960, in Namata Kozanis), he is Professor of Canon Law at the Faculty of Theology of the State University of Athens and at the “Saint Sergius” Orthodox Institute of Theology in Paris, as well as at the “European Inter-University Programme of doctoral formation in Comparative Ecclesiastical and Canon Law Erasmus-Gratianus” in Paris. Graded with a post-doctoral diploma in Law for Directing Research (Habilitation à diriger les Recherches) at “Jean Monnet” Faculty of Law of the University of Paris XI (1997), he published monographies and articles (20 books and about 105 articles) on Theology, Canon Law and History of Religions. He is the President of the “European Forum of Orthodox Schools of Theology” (EFOST) of the European Union and member of University Centres (Groups of Research) of a) “Law and Religious Societies” (D.S.R.) at “Jean Monnet” Faculty of Law of the University Paris XI and b) “Institute of Research for the Study of Religions” (I.R.E.R.) at the Faculty of Letters of the University Paris IV-Sorbonne. As a priest, he exercises his Ecclesial diaconia on the Orthodox Church of Greece. He teaches also “Systematic, Patristic and Canonical Theology” at the “Saint Platon” Orthodox Theological Seminary of Tallinn (Estonia).