Athens, Greece, August 16, 2021
Metropolitan Klimentos of Peristeri of the Orthodox Church of Greece reposed in the Lord on Saturday at the Thriasio Hospital in Athens. He was 66 years old.
Photo: Facebook The hierarch had been facing serious health problems since last year, including a malignant brain tumor, reports athina984.gr.
He served 39 years in clerical orders, including seven as a hierarch of the Greek Church.
His funeral was served today at the Metropolitan Church of the Annunciation in Peristeri by Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and a number of hierarchs of the Greek Church.
May Met. Klimentos’ memory be eternal!
Met. Klimentos was born in Epia, Kalamata in 1954. He studied at the Theological School and Department of Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies at the University of Athens.
On August 15, 1982, he became a monk at the Holy Monastery of Sagmata. He was ordained to the diaconate 8 days later, and to the priesthood on May 1, 1985. He served as a preacher of the Diocese of Thebes and Levadia from 1982 to 1999 and contributed to various areas of spiritual work, including the training of new clergy in particular.
In 1999, he was transferred to the Church of the Holy Prophet Elijah Pangratiou in Athens and was appointed Secretary of the Synodal Committee for Ecclesiastical Education and of the Special Synodal Committee for Christian Monuments and Cultural Identity.
On October 10, 2014, he was appointed Chief Secretary of the Greek Holy Synod, and three days later he was consecrated Bishop of Methoni. On March 20, 2019, he was elected Metropolitan of Peristeri by the Holy Synod.