Kilkis, Greece, March 1, 2021
The Church of Greece announced the repose of His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of Poliana and Kilkis today, reports Romfea.
He served as a hierarch of the Church for a little more than 11 years.
According to the Metropolis, he did not die due to COVID, as evidenced by four molecular tests, but heart failure. He was admitted to the hospital on January 28 and released on February 24, facing chronic health problems.
His funeral will be served on Wednesday at 11:00 AM in the Holy Transfiguration Metropolitan Church in Kilkis. He will be buried at the Holy Monastery of St. George in Kilkis.
May his memory be eternal!
Met. Emmanuel was born in 1953 in Ermoupoli, Syros, Greece. He graduated from the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1976, and enrolled in the school’s Postgraduate Department.
In 1980, he was ordained to the diaconate and priesthood in Thera and was appointed preacher of the Holy Metropolis of Thera, Amorgos, and Nisoi, where he remained until he was transferred to the Holy Metropolis of Thebes and Levadia in September 1983.
Throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, he served as director of schools in Thespia until his election as Metropolitan of Poliana and Kilkis on October 12, 2009. He was consecrated five days later and enthroned on November 11.