The Archbishop of Albania on the rest of the late Metropolitan Gennadios of Sasima

Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana, Durres and All Albania, expressed his sorrow for the rest of the late Metropolitan Gennadios of Sasima.

Among other things, Bishop Anastasios pointed out that “Metropolitan Gennadios, as a gifted man with many spiritual talents, exceptional theological knowledge and reflection, represented the venerable Ecumenical Center and Orthodoxy in general in important positions in the ecumenical movement”.

Read below the full statement of the Archbishop of Tirana

“With deep emotion, we sympathize with the pain of the rest of our dear brother Metropolitan Gennadios of Sasima, an eminent hierarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Endowed with many spiritual talents, exceptional theological knowledge and a spirit of reflection, he represented the venerable Ecumenical Center and Orthodoxy in general in important positions in the ecumenical movement, as vice-moderator of the Commission theological “Faith and Order” of the World Council of Churches and of the Central Committee of the same Council, promoting in difficult circumstances, mutual understanding, the Orthodox presence and in general the rapprochement of Christians.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to His Beatitude His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for the loss of a valued colleague. In remembrance of the kindness of our beloved brother for the development of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Albania, we celebrated a trisagion in the chapel of the Archdiocese of Tirana, wishing that the Lord, for whom he had prayed to all his heart, rest his soul. May his memory be eternal!

Tirana, June 1, 2022.”

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