One of the shining symbols of National Resistance, the rebel Greek
Orthodox priest, the Reverend (Protopresbyter) Dimitrios K. Holevas.
Known widely as Papa-Holevas, was active in the resistance within the ranks of ELAS under the pseudonym “Papaflessas.
Papa-Dimitri Holevas was born in 1907 in a village of Fthiotida, Tsouka, grew up in Makrakomi.
He studied Philology (Literature) and Archaeology at the Universities of Athens and Salonika.
He was ordained priest (1938), in 1942 he was organized in the National Liberation Front (EAM) and fought the Germans conquerors from the lines of (ΕΛΑΣ) Greek Liberation Army.
In 1943 he took the organization of clergy and organized conference in Spercheiada Fthiotida with the participation of 4.000 delegates from almost
all over free areas of Greece and established the Orthodox clergy (Pagkliriki) Union with 4,000 members, there was elected Secretary-General. Also played a vital role in the organization of National Solidarity that saved the population from starvation and death.
Was elected congressman (ethnosymvoulos) in the government of Mountains Political Committee of National Liberation (ΠΕΑΕΑ) .
Ηe was military priest in Division XIII of ELAS and participated in military actions e.g ( Blow up of the train and Bridge in Nterily (Area of Perivoli Domokos Central Greece) etc.
After liberalization, the fate of Father Holevas was that of the most of resistance fighters, prosecutions, persecutions, exiles. In 1945 the Holy Synod Court of the Greek Church with false accusations and slanders of Mitropolitis of Fthiotis Mr. Ambroshios , judged suspension three years from his duties!
He served from 1948 as professor of philology in Lavrion, Leros, Archangel Rhodes Nikaia in Piraeus, with considerable activity in many areas.
He was member of organizations: Hellenic Cultural Movement, Movement for Peace and National Independence, National Peace Council, Cultural Center of the municipality of Agion Anargyron, and the Committee for repatriation of Political refugees.
Elected as City Consultant of Agii Anargyri. At the end of his life (2001), he was awarded by the Holy Synod, the medal Gold Cross of the Apostle Paul and Evergetirion Letter in recognition of his services to his country.