The Very Reverend Protopresbyter Fr. Anastasios D. Salapatas was born on 19th September 1962 in Nafplio, Greece. At the last decades he lives permanently in London, offering his priestly ministry at the Greek Orthodox Community of Saint Panteleimon in NW London, a Parish under the canonical jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain. He is married to Virginia Konstantinidou. They have two children, Demetris and Nikos.
He studied Theology at the University of Athens and Medieval History at the University of London. He did Postgraduate studies in Church History and Liturgy at the Universities of Wales and London. During his time in Wales, he taught Orthodox Christian Spirituality at the University of Cardiff, as well as Greek Language, History and Civilisation in Tertiary Colleges in South Wales. He regularly lectures at Universities, Conferences and heterodox Churches, on Hellenism and Orthodoxy. At present he is the Principal of St. Panteleimon Hellenic College, in Harrow NW London.
He has published 17 books, plus two poetical collections. One of his main interests is the recording and presentation of the history of Greeks in Diaspora. His articles, on historical, theological and cultural topics, are quite regularly published in newspapers and periodicals. He usually writes and publishes his works in Greek and English. Various texts of his have been translated into German and Russian. He discovered, translated and was the first to present to the Greek-speaking world the very interesting and Philhellene Welsh poet Euros Bowen. His first article on Bowen was published at the Athenian prestigious magazine “Synaxi” (issue 57, Jan.-March 1996).