Bishop Anthimos Passes Away

Bishop Anthimos, born Anthimos Drakonakis on the island of Crete, has fallen asleep in the Lord.

A bishop of the  Archdiocese of America, Anthimos “has been the subject of controversy and is now assigned in retirement to the Diocese of Olympus of the Ecumenical Patriarchate,” according to Orthodox Wiki.

Anthimos of Olympos had served as Dean of the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York before he was elected bishop on April 16, 1977.

From 1977 to 1979 he was the bishop of Pittsburgh and in 1979 he was enthroned as Bishop of the Diocese of Boston. In 1983 he was transferred to, and enthroned as the first bishop the Diocese of Denver, and in 1987, he was left the Denver without further assignment.

“On July 13, 1992, Bp. Anthimos was returned to active service by the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America,” Orthodox Wiki reported.

The National Herald will publish viewing and funeral information when it becomes available.