Archimandrite Nikolaos Ioannidis is a retired professor of the Department of Theology of the Theological School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He is currently a professor of Patrology at the Theological School of the Church of Cyprus. He has participated as a speaker at numerous conferences both in Greece and abroad. He has supervised several post-graduate and doctoral dissertations and has participated in numerous three-member and seven-member supervising committees of post-graduate and doctoral dissertations, as well as in many three-member commissions and electoral bodies for the evaluation and promotion of Lecturers, Assistant, Associate and Regular Professors at PSPA, EPS and the Theological Faculty of the University of Belgrade. For a number of years he has been a member of a series of Synodal Committees of the Church of Greece (Divine Worship and Pastoral Work and Liturgical Renewal). He has served as Chairman of the Governing Committee of the Athens Higher Ecclesiastical Academy for a decade. He has been honoured by the Patriarchate of Moscow with the medal of St. Sergius and by the Church of Greece with the highest distinction, the “Golden Cross of St. Paul”.