Macris-Cangelaris comes from an ancient family of the island of Zante
and is a grand daughter of officers Evangelos
and Spiridon C.
a great-great grand daughter of the
scholar archbishop of Zante
Nicola D. Catrami
and a direct descendent of the benefactor of the
Hellenic Independence Revolution (1821-1830) Anne
Athens - Greece (1959), she studied at the University of Geneva and has
Degrees in French Literature (1981), Teaching French as a Foreign
Language (1983) and Pedagogy (1989). From
her first marriage
she is the mother of a
son, Nicolas (1982).
She had been elected member of the board of the Greek Diplomats' Spouses Association (E.S.E.D.Y.) at 1990, 1991 and 1995 and had held the function of treasurer (1990-1991). In 1992 she founded in Alexandria - Egypt the chapter of “Lykeion ton Ellinidon” (Lyceum Club of Greek Women), whose she has been the first president (1992-1993). She has been, also, a founding member and treasurer of the charity association “Caring” (1998-2000), in Islamabad. In 1998 she was president a.i.of École Française Alfred Foucher in Islamabad, where she taught in the primary and high school classes (1997-2000). She was elected member of the board (2001-2006) and vice-president (2003-2006) of the International School of Athens (formerly TASIS Hellenic International School) Parents and Guardians Association, in Athens-Greece. She was named member of the provisory board (2006-2009) of the newly formed ISA Parents Liaison Group.
An ancient teacher of her husband, the metropolitan of Thebes and Levadeia, today's archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos II (born Ioannis A. Liapis, 1938), officiated and blessed her wedding to Takis Cangelaris, in the church of St. Dimitri at Psychico.
was born in Maroussi (Athens-Greece, 1990). His
was officiated and blessed in the church of St.
Psychico (1991) by the former archbishop of Thyateira and Great
Britain, the metropolitan of Pissidia Methodios (born Methodios G.
Fougias, 1925-2006). He participated in the XIIth Paralympic
Games (Athens 2004) as a Volunteer. In 2008 he graduated
International School of Athens (ISA), where he successfully concluded
the International Baccalaureate (IB) - Bilingual Diploma. He
subsequently accepted at the Faculty of Art and Design of the De
Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester, United Kingdom, where he was
awarded the Certificate of Higher Education in architectural studies
(2010). Consequently, he concluded his practice as planning
designing assistant with MELETITIKI Ltd - Alexandros N.
Tombazis & Associates Architects (2010) and PLEIAS Ltd - D.
Diamantopoulos & Associate Architects (2011) in Athens.
He earned his Honours Degree of
Bachelor of Arts in architecture
(RIBA part 1) from the School of Architecture of
University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom (2013). In July 2014
successfully completed the Architectural Association School of
Architecture (AA) Barcelona Visiting School in Spain. He
his Master of Science
(MSc) in urban strategies from the
Institute of Architecture of the University of Applied
Arts (Universität für angewandte Kunst) in Vienna,
(2015). He joined
Army (Infantry), where he had his basic training at the Artillery
Training Centre (3rd Squadron, Thebes), his main service at the
Hellenic Force in
Cyprus (2nd Mechanised Infantry Battalion, Support Company, Nicosia)
and its completion at the Hellenic Military Academy
(Command Company, Vari-Attica), as a private (company staff
sergeant) and reservist
non-commissioned officer, corporal and sergeant (2018).
Marina Cangelaris was born in Maroussi (Athens-Greece, 1991). Her baptism was officiated and blessed in the church of Annunciation in Alexandria-Egypt (1992), by the pope and patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa Parthenios III (born Aris M. Coinides, 1919-1996). She was invited and participated at the Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC), that took place in Washington D.C. and New York City N.Y., U.S.A. with the theme: "The Leaders of Tomorrow Preparing for the Global Challenges and Responsibilities of the Future" (2008). She has been granted membership in the National Society of High School Scholars (U.S.A.) in recognition of her academic achievement and excellence (2009). In 2009 she graduated Salutatorian from the International School of Athens (ISA), where she successfully concluded the International Baccalaureate (IB) - Bilingual Diploma - and was accepted at the Faculty of International Economics of the Bocconi University (Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi) in Milan, Italy, where she earned her Bachelor's Degree of international economics, management and finance (2012). She consequently concluded her practice as business development assistant with Phonejoy Solutions Ltd in Hong-Kong (2012-2013) and in January 2014 successfully completed an international study tour at the Fundação Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She earned her Master of Science (MSc) in international management from ESADE Business School (Ramon Llull University) in Barcelona, Spain (2014).
Both children (Dimitri
and Marina since 1994) attended the Montessorian Kindergarten Maria
Mavrommatis and the Lycée
Franco-Hellénique (Athens), as
well as the École Française Alfred Foucher
and the International School Hannover Region (Hannover). They continued
studying at the TASIS Hellenic International School, later
renamed as the International School of Athens (ISA), in Athens-Greece. Both
active in Greek
Scouting, they were at the outset Cub Scouts and later Air-Scouts in
the 3rd Air-Scouts Group at the Kifissia District in Athens
(2001-2005). They are now in pursuit of their own
- Biography - Career
to date: by
Panayotis D. Cangelaris
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