Protopresbyter (Archpriest) Fr. George Metallinos (in Greek π. Γεώργιος Μεταλληνός) is a Greek theologian, priest, historian, author and professor .
He was born in Corfu, Greece in 1940, where he also completed his Secondary Education. He is a graduate of the University of Athens in Theology (1962) and Classical Literature (1967). After his military service (1963–1965) he became Research Assistant at the Department of Patrology and in 1969 he went to Western Germany for post graduate studies in Bonn and Cologne, where he resided until 1975. During this time he also conducted studies and archival research in England. In 1971, he was ordained a member of the clergy and became Doctor of Theology (University of Athens) and Doctor of Philosophy - History (University of Cologne).
In 1984 he became Professor at the School of Theology of the University of Athens, teaching History of Spirituality during the Post-Byzantine Period, History and Theology of Worship, and Byzantine History. He served as Dean of the School of Theology between 2004 and 2007, when he was emerited.
A prolific writer, Fr. Metallinos has published more than 40 books in Greek.