His Grace Bishop Marcos Theodosi
His Grace Bishop Marcos Theodosi of Kisumu was born in Johannesburg South Africa, to Greek Cypriot parents. He finished high school in Benoni South Africa and Greek school at the Hellenic community of Benoni where he grew up and later became a priest at the Church of St. Athanasius. On proposal of the late Metropolitan Ioannis of Johannesburg and Pretoria, he studied Theology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with a scholarship from the Macedonian Ministry of Education, graduating in 2002. He was ordained to deacon on the 1st of January 2001 by the late Patriarch Petros of Alexandria, and ordained Priest in August of the same year by the former Metropolitan of Johannesburg and Pretoria and current Metropolitan of Zimbabwe and Angola His Eminence Seraphim. He was appointed personal secretary to the Patriarchal Office in 2005 by His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa. In 2007 he was appointed to the Church of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary of the Holy Metropolis of Johannesburg and in 2008 to the Church of St. Athanasius. On October 9, 2019, on proposal of His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros, he was elected Bishop of Kisumu and Western Kenya by the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Alexandria.