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Bishop Ierotheos of Efkarpia fell asleep in the Lord

His Grace Bishop Ierotheos of Efkarpia fell asleep in the Lord today, Monday, 11 March 2024.

The Bishop has been undergoing treatment for cancer in Patras over the past few months.

Also known as Ioannis Zacharis, he was born in Thermo in the Province of Trichonida in the Prefecture of Aitoloakarnania. Bishop Ierotheos studied Theology at the Theological School of Athens.

He was ordained Deacon and Presbyter by His Eminence Metropolitan Nikodimos of Patras. He served as Protosyncellus of the Metropolis of Patras.

In 2012 he was appointed Abbot of the Holy Patriarchal and Stavropegic Monastery of Saint Irene Chrysovalantou in Astoria, New York. During the Patriarchal and Synodal Liturgy on 5 March 2017, the Sunday of Orthodoxy, at the Venerable Patriarchal Church of Saint George in the Phanar of Constantinople, he was ordained Titular Bishop of Efkarpia.