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Old Feb 15, '12, 9:50 am
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Originally Posted by Chris_McAvoy View Post
Archepiscopos Nicholas
Just to clarify, Bishop Nicholas is not an archbishop.

While the last bishop of the Eparchy of Newton was an archbishop this was because he was bishop of an archeparchy in (I believe) Lebanon. When an archbishop is moved to an eparchy he is not demoted to bishop but retains the title of archbishop, that is why Archbishop Cyril was the eparch of the Eparchy of Newton. His successor is only a bishop unless he too is moved from an archeparchy.

Hence, Bishop Nicholas is "only" a bishop.