Filon Ktenidis was a playwright, an accountant, a journalist, a doctor and the founder of Panagia Soumela in Kastania,Vermiou in Greece. Born in 1889 in Trapezus, Pontos, he spent his childhood days in Kromni. In 1906 he graduated with excellent grades at the Frontistirion (High School) of Trapenta). From 1906 -1909 he began work as an accountant. Αt the same time he was a contributor to the Trapezuntine newspaper "Ethniki Drasi" (National Action).
In 1910 he publishes his own fortnightly newspaper "Epitheoro". and is expelled by the Neo Turks and flees to Athens, where he enrols in the University's Medical School. In 1912-13 he volunteers in the Greek army and takes part in operations in Ipeiros and Macedonia. In 1914-15 he returns to Trapezus to offer his voluntary services as a doctor, to the people of the outer Greek regions of Trapezunta.
With the entry of the Russian troups to Trapezus in 1916, he travels to the Caucasus where between 1915-17 he works as a Medical Doctor in the biggest Russian Military Hospital. In 1918 he becomes the President of the National Council of Pontos in Krassnodor, Russia. Ιn 1922 he returns to Thessaoniki where he practices as a doctor. He is the sucessful writer of 17 well known Pontian Theatrical Plays.