August 28, 2010

Metropolitan Augoustinos Kantiotes Has Reposed

According to, on Saturday, 28 August 2010 Metropolitan Augoustinos Kantiotes of Florina has fallen asleep in the Lord. He was 104 years old, and according to the Old Calendar followed on Mount Athos, it is the Dormition of the Theotokos.

For the past 26 days the Metropolitan had been in the hospital after suffering a stroke. It is worth noting that on Friday he received the Holy Mysteries.

Metropolitan Augoustinos Kantiotes was born in Paros on 20 April 1907. He graduated from the Theological School of Athens in 1929. In 1935 he was ordained a deacon and in 1942 became a presbyter.

He had served as Chancellor of the Metropolis of Aitolia, a military priest, and a preacher in Athens. He issued dozens of periodicals, founded boarding schools, was the founder of "O Stavros" theological brotherhood, and was most noted as a fiery preacher throughout Greece, as well as publishing 82 books.

On 25 June 1967 he was enthroned as Metropolitan of Florina. On 14 January 2000 he retired.

On 28 August 2010 he reposed in the Lord.

May his memory be eternal and may we have his blessing!

I had recently posted the following on the Metropolitan: Nameday of Metropolitan Augoustinos Kantiotes

See also: Πανελλήνια συγκίνηση για την κοίμηση του Μητροπολίτη Αυγουστίνου