August 2007 = Election of the Bishop of Gardikiou

  • On August 18/31 at the session of the Sacred Synod took place the election of a bishop to assist Metropolitan Kallinikos of Phthiotis in his pastoral duties. The V. Rev. Archimandrite Athanasios Bafiadis, abbot of the Sacred Monastery of St. Athanasios of Meteora, was elected from the candidates. The new bishop received the title of the venerable Diocese of Gardikiou, which was also held by His Beatitude Archbishop k. Auxentios as well as by Bishop k. Anthimos. The consecration took place on August 22 in the Cathedral of St. Spyridon in Lamia, presided over by His Beatitude Archbishop k. Makarios, our First Hierarch, together with the other members of the Sacred Synod.