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Undergraduate degree (2000):  National and Kapodistrian UniversityofAthensSchool of Law, Department of Law (grade: “Very Good”)

Postgraduate studies (2000-2002):  National and Kapodistrian UniversityofAthensSchool of Law, Sector of Theory and History of Law (History, Philosophy, Sociology and Ecclesiastical Law), speciality: Ecclesiastical Law (grade: “Excellent”). Special Postgraduate Scholar (1.1.2001 – 30.12.2001) of the Sector of History and Theory of Law and, after successful examinations, of the State Scholarship Foundation (2001-2002 and 2004-2006)

Doctoral Thesis (2009): National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (grade: “Excellent”). Title of Doctoral Thesis: “The formulation of the concept of religious freedom in the jurisprudence of the Court of Cassation”


Associate Professor


Theory and History of Law (History, Philosophy, Sociology and Ecclesiastical Law)


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Ι. Undergraduate:

Ecclesiastical Law (Mandatory Elective Module – Fifth semester).

Seminar in History, Philosophy, Sociology and Ecclesiastical Law; major: Special Ecclesiastical Regimes in Greece (Free Elective Module – Eighth semester). 

ΙΙ. Postgraduate:

Winter semester: I. Sources of Ecclesiastical Law, II. The Dialectic of Legality and Canonicity

Spring semester: I. Translocal Ecclesiastical Law, II. Ecclesiastical Law and Court Practice


Scientific Partner of the General Secretariat of Religions (2003-2004)

Member of the Secretarial Board and the Editorial Board of the Ecclesiastical and Canonical Law Review “Nomokanonika”

Founding member and Vice-President of the Governing Council of the association with the name “Ecclesiastical and Canonical Law Society”

Member of the Doctrinal and Legal-Canonical Matters Committee of the Church of Greece



















1. Books:

1. Religious freedom according to the jurisprudence of the Court of Cassation [= Ecclesiastical Law Library. Series: Β, Studies, 1], Athens-Thessaloniki: Α. Ν. Sakkoulas Publications, 2010, pp. 444.

2. Aspects of parochial administrative organisation in the Church of Patras in the 19th and 20th centuries (1830-1930) (on the basis of unpublished archival sources), Patras: Peloponnisos Publications, 2017, pp. 308.

3. The Independent Authorities on religious issues (Ombudsman – Hellenic Data Protection Authority), Athens-Thessaloniki:  Sakkoulas Publications, 2018, pp. XVI + 186.

4. (with V. Κ. Markos), The law of burial and cremation,

 Athens-Thessaloniki: Sakkoulas Publications, 2021, pp. XIΧ + 211.


2. Articles/Contributions:

1. “Entry into and stay on Mount Athos”, Nomokanonika 2/2006, pp. 73-104 (also available is an offprint with the same page numbering, including an English abstract).

2. “The transferability of bishops in the Church of Greece”, Nomokanonika 2/2007, pp. 35-68.

3. “Blood transfusion refusal by Jehovah’s Witnesses. A religious freedom issue”, Nomokanonika 2/2008, pp. 91-105.

4. “The exercise of ecclesiastical accommodation in the Church of Greece. Contribution to the interpretation of Articles 4(d) and 6 § 3 of Law 590/1977”, Nomokanonika 2/2010, pp. 11-56.

5. “The regime of the Orthodox Church in Albania”, Nomokanonika 1/2011, pp. 31-88.

6. “The provisions on religion of the 1911 Constitution – On the occasion of the centennial of its adoption”, Theologia 83 (2012) 345-354.

7. “The age limit of prelates in the Church of Greece. A legal-canonical approach”, Theologia 84 (2013) 255-283.

8. “On the prescription of parsons’ wages”, Ephimerios 63 (2014) 31-32.

9. “The Holy Church of St Andrew at Patras: a fund-raising adventure (Article 11 of Law 3485/1955). Contribution to the ecclesiastical history of Patras”, Theologia 85 (2014) 327-345.

10. “Corpse desecration”, Nomokanonika 2/2014, pp. 9-23.

11. “The Regulations on parsons and deacons of the Churches of Greece (230/2012) and Crete (1/2013). A comparative review”, Nomokanonika 1/2015, pp. 47-64 = Honorary Volume for the 50 Years of Ordinary Administrative Courts, 2015, pp. 323-346 = Theologia 87 (2016) 303 et seqq.

12. “The unpublished correspondence of 1937 between the Church of Greece and the Ecumenical Patriarchate on the matter of disposal by cremation”, Theologia 86 (2015) 213-230.

13. “Mixed marriages under state law: On the threshold between legality and canonicity”, Nomokanonika 1/2016, pp. 9-41.

14. “Review of ecclesiastical law literature 2010-2016”, Nomokanonika 2/2016, pp. 227-246.

15. “Metropolitan of Old Patras Germanos and the Girokomio Monastery in Achaia: an unknown loan contract (on the basis of unpublished correspondence)”, Theologia 87 (2016) 153-177.

16. (with Ι. Μ. KONIDARIS), “Interpretation of the Preamble to the Constitution and of Articles 3, 13 and 105”, in: F. SPYROPOULOS, X. KONTIADIS, H. ANTHOPOULOS, G. GERAPETRITIS, The Constitution – Interpretation by article, 2017, pp. 1-4, 35-49, 288-308, 1705-1716.  

17. “The protection of religion under the Criminal Code. Contribution to the interpretation of Articles 198 and 199”, Nomokanonika 1/2017, pp. 21-59.

18. “The self-regulation of the Church of Crete: a critical reading”, Nomiko Vima 65 (2017) 1947-1959.

19. “The involvement of the Church in the anathematisation of Eleftherios Venizelos: the case of Patras (on the basis of unpublished archival material)”, Patras, 2017, pp. 48.

20. “The integration of the prevailing Orthodox Church into the Greek legal order: an organisation established by God or a legal person in public law?” Nomokanonika 1/2018, pp. 33-49.

21. “The typology of State-Church relations in Greece: from the Stamatis Committee report to the proposal of Professor I.M. Konidaris”, in: “Antipelargisis”, Honorary Volume presented to I.M. Konidaris, 2018, pp. 41-74.

22. “The practice of law by monks and clerics”, Nomokanonika 2/2019, pp. 69-86.

23. “Public health and religious cult in the age of Covid-19”, Dimosio Dikaio 2020 (5), issue 1-2 (January-June), pp. 22-30.

24. “Religious freedom in the age of the pandemic”, Nomokanonika 2/2020, pp. 45-59.

25. “The Right of Religious Freedom in Light of the Coronavirus Pandemic: The Greek Case”, in: Ad. Madera, The crisis of Religious Freedom in the Age of COVID-19 Pandemic, 2021, pp. 97-105.