Maputo, Mozambique, May 10, 2021
His Grace Bishop Chrysostomos of Mozambique of the Patriarchate of Alexandria reposed in the Lord on May 1, Holy Saturday, the day the Church commemorates the crucified Lord lying in the tomb.
The bishop had been facing serious health problems lately, reports Romfea.
His Grace was 61 years old. He served as a cleric for 38 years, including 5 years as a hierarch.
Metropolitan Ioannis of Zambia has been appointed locum tenens until a new hierarch can be chosen for the Mozambique Diocese. He served the funeral for Bp. Chrysostomos at the Church of the Holy Archangels in Maputo on Bright Thursday, May 6.
May Bp. Chrysostomos’ memory be eternal!
Bishop Chrysostomos was born in Fthiotida, Greece, in 1960. He graduated from the Theological Seminary of Lamia, the Higher Ecclesiastical School of Athens, and the Theological School of the University of Athens.
He was ordained to the diaconate in 1983 and the priesthood in 1986, and served as priest, preacher and catechist in the Metropolises of Fthiotida and Peristeri.
He was transferred to the Patriarchate of Alexandria in 2005 and appointed rector of the Church of St. George in Tripoli, Libya and Chancellor of the Metropolis of Tripoli. In 2008, he moved to the Church of Sts. Constantine and Helen in Cairo, where he also served as priest for the Monastery of St. George. He returned to Libya in 2013.
He was elected as Auxiliary Bishop of Berenice on November 26, 2014, and consecrated to the episcopacy on December 6. On November 24, 2015, he was elected Bishop of Mozambique.