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Metr. Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia]] His Excellency, the Most Reverend Metropolitan '''Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia''' ( b. 1934, also known by his lay name, '''Timothy Ware''') is a [[ titular bishop|titular metropolitan]] of the [[Church of Constantinople|Ecumenical Patriarchate]] in Great Britain. From 1966-2001, he was Spalding Lecturer of Eastern Orthodox Studies at Oxford University, and has authored numerous books and articles pertaining to the [[Orthodox Christianity|Orthodox Christian faith]].
Born '''Timothy Ware''' in Bath, Somerset, England, Metropolitan Kallistos was educated at Westminster School (to which he had won a scholarship) and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he took a Double First in Classics as well as reading Theology. In 1958, at the age of 24, he embraced the Orthodox Christian faith (having been raised Anglican), traveling subsequently throughout Greece, spending a great deal of time at the [[Monastery of St. John the Theologian (Patmos, Greece)|Monastery of St. John the Theologian]] in Patmos. He also frequented other major centers of Orthodoxy such as Jerusalem and [[Mount Athos]]. In 1966, he was [[ordination|ordained]] to the [[priest|priesthood]] and was [[tonsure|tonsured]] as a [[monk]], receiving the name Kallistos.
On [[March 30]], 2007, the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate elevated the Diocese of Diokleia to Metropolis and Bishop Kallistos to Titular Metropolitan of Diokleia.
Metr. Kallistos is perhaps best known as the author of the book ''The Orthodox Church'', published when he was a layman in 1963 and subsequently revised several times. More recently, he produced a companion volume, ''The Orthodox Way''. But his most substantial publications have emerged from his translation work. Together with [[G. E. Palmer]] and [[Philip Sherrard]]), he has undertaken to translate the [[Philokalia]] (four volumes of five published to date); and with Mother Mary he produced English translations of the [[Lenten Triodion]] and [[Festal Menaion]].
:''A partial bibliography:''
*''The Orthodox Church'', 2nd ed. (Pelican, 1993 ISBN 0140146563)
He has also co-authored, edited, and translated other works.
* [http://www.ec-patr.org/hierarchs/show.php?lang=en&id=112 Biographical page from the Ecumenical Patriarchate]
* [http://www.fatheralexander.org/booklets/english/history_timothy_ware_1.htm Excerpts from the Orthodox Church by Bishop Kallistos Ware - Part I: History]
* [http://www.octelevision.net/archives/07%2002%2005/Christian%20Unity.wmv Bishop Kallistos on Unity (Windows Media Video)]
* [http://incommunion.org/articles/conferences-lectures/sacraments-of-healing Bishop Kallistos on Sacraments of Healing (talks given by him at a retreat for members of the Catholic Peace Fellowship)]
succession| before=[[Maximos (Aghiorgoussis) of Pittsburgh|Maximos (Aghiorgoussis)]]| title= Metropolitan of Diokleia| years=1982-present| after=—}}