In 1972 he was elected Archbishop of Diocaesaria. He accompanied the Patriarch Benedict at his trip to America and represented the Patriarchate at the Inter-Orthodox Conference in Addis Ababa.
In 1983 he was nominated Director of the Journal “New Sion which he directed until 1992. In 1991 he was named Metropolitan. In 2003 he was elevated to Metropolitan of Skythopolis.
He visited the Church of Cyprus and the Patriarchate of Moscow as member of the delegation of the Patriarchate.