Tripoli, Greece, May 11, 2022
His Eminence Metropolitan Amvrosios of Neapolis and Samaria of the Jerusalem Patriarchate reposed in the Lord today at the age of 88.
His funeral will be served tomorrow at the Metropolitan Church of St. Basil in Tripoli, Greece, reports Romfea.
The Metropolitan was being treated at a hospital in Tripoli.
May his memory be eternal!
The Patriarchate of Jerusalem site provides a brief biography for Met. Ambrose:
The Most Reverend Amvrosios, Metropolitan of Neapolis (civil name Nikolaos Antonopoulos) was born in Piraeus in 1934. He came in Jerusalem in 1953. He graduated the Patriarchal School in 1959.
He was tonsured a monk and ordained a deacon in 1957. He was ordained a priest in 1962 and was appointed Master of Ceremonies and Rapporteur of the Patriarchates. In 1963 he received the title of archimandrite.
He studied the Sacred Sciences at the Theological School of the University of Athens. He served as librarian, archivist, and teacher at the Patriarchal School, and igumen at the Tomb of the Theotokos in Gethsemane. In 1979 he was appointed Patriarchal Commissioner in Acre.
In March 1981 he was elected and ordained Archbishop of Neapolis. In 1999 he received the title of Metropolitan of Neapolis.
In 2001 he was appointed as a member of the Holy and Sacred Synod and Patriarchal Commissioner in Bethlehem.
He accompanied Patriarch Benedict in his travels to Constantinople, Russia, America, England, and Serbia and served as a member of the Patriarchal Delegation to the enthronement of Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria.