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Archimandrite Fr. Aristarchos - Vassileios Grekas
- Tel. (+30) 210.727.5702 ,
Section of Patristics, History of Doctrine & Symbolics
Department of Theology NKUA

Scientific Field:Theology and Ecclesiastical Literature.

  • CV

Very Revd.   Dr. Aristarchοs (Vasileios) Gkrekas 
Clergy - Archimandrite of the Holy Archdiocese of Athens.
Associate Professor of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens


He is a graduate of the Arkakeio Pedagogical Academy of Patras and the Pedagogical Department of Primary Education of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens. From the Department of Theology of the Faculty of Theology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki he received a Bachelor degree, (MSc) and Ph.D.

From Durham University in the United Kingdom, he received a Master's degree in International Relations entitled: "Conflict Prevention Sustainable Peace and Security". In the United Kingdom he successfully completed programs at Oxford and Cambridge.

In the United States of America, he successfully completed program at Georgetown University - School of Foreign Service and two programs at Harvard University - Kennedy School.


Following his military service with the Greek Air Force, he worked as an executive for a private company in Patras, Greece (1990-92).

He was admitted as a novice monk at the Monastery of Simonos Petras in Mount Athos, Greece, in 1993, where he became high-ranked monk in 1996, and remained there until 2000. He renovated and settled in the Holy Hut of Saint Athanasios Athonite at the Holy Cloister of Annunciation, affiliated with the Holy Monastery of Xenophontos at  Mount Athos, Greece, in 2000. He served thrice as the Holy Hut law official and trustee from 2001 to 2013.

He is a Clergyman of the Holy Archdiocese of Athens, and a teacher under the Ministry of Education of Greece.

During 2011-12, he was seconded for a year to the Holy Archdiocese of Thyatira and Great Britain.

2015 – 2019: Teaching Staff at the Supreme Ecclesiastical Academy of Athens.

2018 - 2019: Special Teaching Staff at the Supreme Ecclesiastical Academy of Athens, Ph.D. Theology.

Teaching Staff at Hellenic School of Armed Forces and Security Forces.

He has published eleven books and has published articles in journals, in Greek and English, with theological content and in international relations. He has organized and participated as a speaker at international conferences and workshops.


(2023) Ο Μέγας Φώτιος ως Πατριάρχης και θεολόγος, Εκφραστής της οικουμενικής προοπτικής της Βυζαντινής Αυτοκρατορίας, εκδ. Αποστολικής Διακονίας της Εκκλησίας της Ελλάδος, Αθήνα.

(2023) Η αποτύπωση της ησυχαστικής πνευματικότητας στο έργο του αγίου Νικοδήμου Αγιορείτη, Επαυξημένη έκδοση, Collecta Academica XV, εκδ. Ostraconpublishing, Θεσσαλονίκη.

(2022) Τεχνητή νοημοσύνη και άνθρωπος, Ορθόδοξη θεολογική προσέγγισηΑποστολική Διακονία της Εκκλησίας της Ελλάδος, Αθήνα.

(2020) Θέματα Πατερικής Γραμματολογίας και Θεολογίας I, Ostracon Publishing p.c., Θεσσαλονίκη.

(2019)  Η λειτουργικότητα της θρησκείας στον 21ο αιώνα, Ostracon Publishing, Θεσσαλονίκη.

 (2016)  Hesychstic Spirituality in the 18th century, Ostracon Publishing p.c.

(2016)  Maximus the Confessor, Ostracon Publishing p.c.

(2016) Οι ειρηνευτικές διαδικασίες στο πλαίσιο της παγκόσμιος διακυβέρνησης, Ostracon Publishing p.c.

(2015)  Η αποτύπωση της ησυχαστικής πνευματικότητας στο έργο του αγίου Νικοδήμου Αγιορείτου, Ostracon Publishing p.c.

(2014)  International Actors in Peace Processes, Ostracon Publishing p.c.

(2014)  Η Εκκλησία ως τόπος κοινωνίας Θεού, ανθρώπου, κόσμου, Ostracon Publishing p.c.


He has received scholarships from IKY - Erasmus and from the University of Georgetown in the United States.

Honorary Distinctions - Research

Distinction as Finalist from the British Council, Study UK Alumni Awards 2024 in Greece, in  categorie of Social Action.

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London, U.K. FRSA

Member of the Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs,

London, U.K.

Member of the Academic Council of the Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy (EIPD), Athens.

Member of the Hellenic American Leadership Council (HALC) U.S.A.

Μember of The Royal Society of Medalists and Decorated of Belgium -  Provincial Namur.

Member of  Harvard Christian Alumni Society, U.S.A.

Member of the Scientific Committee and Director of the Department of "Cultural and Religious Diplomacy" of the Institute of Foreign Affairs (Institute of Foreign Affairs), Athens.


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Monday 12.00-13.00

Office Number 111, First Floor
Tel. off.: +30 210 7275702