CONSTANTINOPLE – The Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, upon the recommendation of its President His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, unanimously elected auxiliary Bishop Kyrillos of Erythres as Metropolitan of Imbros and Tenedos. The Holy Synod also elected Metropolitan Kyrillos, the prior Metropolitan Imbros and Tenedos who became ill two months ago and was hospitalized, as Metropolitan of Moschonisia.
Addressing the new Metropolitan of Imbros and Tenedos, the Ecumenical Patriarch expressed his joy and also his conviction that the new Metropolitan would be worthy a worthy successor.
Patriarch Bartholomew said, “you, brother Kyrillos, have the requisite qualifications, as evidenced by your long ministry in Mytilene, Smyrna, and Constantinople.”
The Patriarch said of the prior Metropolitan of the islands that he, “conscientiously continued in the foot-steps of the late Metropolitan Photios of Heraklia, loved the local Church and his birthplace, renovated parish churches and many chapels.”
The Ecumenical Patriarch, addressing the new Metropolitan of Imbros and Tenedos, stressed that he would continue and increase the ministry of his predecessor, the newly elected Metropolitan Kyrillos of Moschonisia.
In his response, Metropolitan Kyrillos of Imbros and Tenedos expressed to the Ecumenical Patriarch and the Synodic Hierarchs his heartfelt gratitude for his election as Shepherd of this Metropolis of the Ecumenical Throne, and assured them of his devotion to the Mother Church, that he will minister to the people of God in the Eparchy he has entrusted him with, and that he would always honor and respect his predecessor.