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WARE, KALLISTOS, bishop, theologian, educator (11 September 1934– ). Born Timothy R. Ware, he received his early education at the Westminster Under School, London, and returned from 1958 to 1959 as a classics master. He received his B.A. from Magdalen College (1956), an M.A. (1959), and a D.Phil. (1965), after pursuing studies in church history (1960–63). He joined the Orthodox Church in 1958. After spending time in Greece, he was ordained priest in 1966 and became a member of the Monastic Brotherhood of St. Joh n the Theologian, Patmos, taking the name Kallistos.

In the same year, Ware became Spaulding Lecturer in Eastern Orthodox Studies at Oxford, and served the Greek Orthodox parish of Holy Trinity, Oxford, as priest in charge. In 1970 he was made a fellow of Pembroke College. He was the secretary for the Anglican-Orthodox Joint Doctrinal Discussions (1973–79) and a counselor afterward. In 1982 he became titular bishop of Diokleia, and assistant bishop in the Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain. He is a much sought after speaker, a past editor of the Eastern Churches Review (1967–78), an editor of Sobornost (since 1979), and the author of the very influential The Orthodox Church (1963; rev. ed. 1994) and The Orthodox Way (1979). He is widely respected by clergy for his teaching and personal conviction.

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