October 2007 = Dismissal of Bishop

  • At the October 11 session the Sacred Synod made the unpleasant decision to expel Metropolitan Athanasios of Acharnes from the hierarchy. This decision was a result of his provocative distant attitude since January, his scandalous participation in the marriage of an Athonite monk of the Great Schema and his association with schismatics. Taking into consideration his illness and advanced age the Sacred Synod decided out of leniency to apply the epitimion of expulsion.