Thursday, October 14, 2010

In Memoriam: Bishop Chrysostom of Sydney

I just found out that Bishop Chrysostom (Alemangos) of Sydney of the Greek Orthodox Church in Resistance reposed during a visit to Greece on 5 October. Bishop Chrysostom became a monk on Mount Athos at age fourteen and was eventually elevated to the rank of archimandrite by the Ecumenical Patriarchate for his service in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia. In the 1970s Bishop Chrysostom joined the resistance against ecumenism within the Greek Orthodox Church, eventually in 1993 being elected Bishop of Sydney by the Holy Synod in Resistance. May God make his memory to be eternal!

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