Athens, April 13, 2022
Early this morning, Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Heliopolis and Theira reposed in the Lord in the Athens Red Cross Hospital, reports Romfea.
He was 95 years old, and served as a hierarch of the Church for 52 years.
His repose comes just after that of Metropolitan Germanos of Tranoupolis, who died at the age of 91 yesterday.
May their memories be eternal!
Met. Chrysostomos was born on the Greek island of Naxos on April 8, 1927. He graduated from the Athens Theological School in 1952, and also graduated from the Athens Law School.
He was ordained to the diaconate on January 18, 1952, and to the priesthood on December 14, 1954. He served in the Archdiocese of Athens from 1952 to 1960, and in 1961, he was appointed rector of St. Andrew’s Church in London.
On December 19, 1970, he was consecrated titular Bishop of Kyanea, auxiliary to the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain. On July 10, 2019, he was elevated to Metropolitan of Heliopolis and Theira.
In March 2020, he retired to Greece, having served at St. Andrew’s for 59 years.