Metropolitan of Rethymno is the new Archbishop of Crete (update)

Metropolitan Eugenios of Rethymno is the new Archbishop of Crete. The decision was made by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate that met today in the Phanar.

The Metropolitan was elected among the Triprosopo which was initially formed by the Eparchial Synod of Crete for the election of the new Archbishop. The Triprosopo consisted of the Metropolitans Eugenios of Rethymno, Amfilochios of Kissamos, and Gerasimos of Petras.

The election of the new Archbishop of Crete took place after the dismissal of Archbishop Eirinaios from his duties by the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

Earlier, the Synod of Crete had unanimously decided to dismiss the Archbishop of Crete Eirinaios from his duties, after taking into account the affidavits of three doctors-University Professors, for the chronic health problems of Archbishop Eirinaios.

According to the announcement of the Ecumenical Patriarchate the newly-elected Archbishop is expected in the Phanar to read the Announcement of his election (Mikro Minima) and the Formal Election Announcement (Mega Minima).

The new Archbishop of Crete, Eugenios, before leaving for the Phanar met the former Archbishop of Crete, Eirinaios.

As reported by, the two had a short discussion, and Archbishop Eugenios received the blessing of his predecessor.


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