Join us as we witness the live enthronement of Metropolitan Apostolos of New Jersey. This historic event is currently underway at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint John the Theologian in Tenafly, New Jersey.
Metropolitan Apostolos Biography
Metropolitan Apostolos was born Evangelos Koufallakis in Rhodes, Greece. He studied Orthodox theology and Byzantine music in Greece before moving to the United States in 2001 to further his theological education.
In the US, Metropolitan Apostolos earned his Master’s in Theology from Boston University while serving Greek Orthodox parishes in Massachusetts. He was later appointed Dean of the St. Demetrios Cathedral in Astoria, New York.
Over the years, Metropolitan Apostolos has held various leadership positions within the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. He was consecrated as an Auxiliary Bishop in 2014 and assisted with the enthronement of Archbishop Elpidophoros in 2019.
Most recently, Metropolitan Apostolos was caring for the spiritual needs of the Metropolis of New Jersey. In July 2023, he was elected by the Ecumenical Patriarchate to become the new Metropolitan of New Jersey.
Today, he is being enthroned as the leader of the Greek Orthodox faithful in New Jersey – a historic moment for the community.