Friday, October 21, 2011

In Memoriam: Metropolitan Michael of Vienna

Metropolitan Michael (Staikos) of Vienna has fallen asleep in the Lord at the age of sixty-five. Metropolitan Michael, a native of Athens, was educated in Athens, Vienna, and Thessalonica. From 1965 onwards he served in various capacities in the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Vienna, being elected an auxiliary of the metropolis in 1985 and in late 1991 being elected Metropolitan of Vienna by the Holy Synod of the Constantinopolitan Orthodox Church. May his memory be eternal! More (in Bulgarian) on his life and recent repose can be found here.

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