Theodorou Evangelos

He was born in 1921 in Aidinio, Asia Minor. He completed his basic education in Piraeus, and in 1938 he was the first to enter the Theological School of the University of Athens. He graduated with honors in 1943, and then worked as an assistant at the Panteion School of Political Sciences. From 1949, he began to write articles for the magazine Church of the Church of Greece, while in the academic year 1951-1952 he taught at the "Preparatory School for Deaconesses" of the Apostolic Ministry. He continued his postgraduate studies in Marburg, Germany in the period 1952-1953 studying theology, philosophy, psychology, pedagogy and sociology.

He returned to Greece and in 1954 was awarded a doctorate at the Theological School of the University of Athens, while from 1959 he was elected assistant professor at the Chair of Practical Theology, teaching for two years Catechism, Liturgy and Ecclesiastical Rhetoric. He was a full-time professor of Oratory and Liturgy at the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki from 1961 to 1968 and then until 1988 a full-time professor of Practical Theology at the Theological School of Athens. He was dean of the Theological School of Thessaloniki and that of Athens in the academic year 1973-1974, vice-rector of the University of Athens in the academic year 1979-1980 and rector the following.

In addition to the Universities of Athens and Thessaloniki, he taught at the School of Deaconesses, at the Supreme Ecclesiastical Training School of the Rizarios Ecclesiastical School, at the Training School for Candidate Catechists in the Apostolic Ministry, at the War School, at the School of National Defense as well as at the Radio University of Berlin. He also taught as a visiting professor at universities outside Greece.

He developed important ecclesiastical activity. He was director of the Apostolic Ministry during the period 1967-1970, while he represented the Church of Greece at international theological conferences and conferences. He was the editorial director of the magazines Church, Theology, and Efimerios, while he was a member of several scientific organizations and institutions. He is characterized by many as the proponent of the institution and ordination of deacons, and his studies on this have an international impact. He has an important written work, which covered the fields of Practical Theology, Philosophy and Sociology. Many of his works have been translated into other languages.

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