New Metropolitan of Sweden and Scandinavia

Yesterday, May 21, the metropolitan-elect of Sweden and Scandinavia, Fr. Clopas Strongylis, was ordained a bishop in St. George’s in the Fanar. The newly-ordained Metropolitan Cleopas will celebrate his first hierarchical liturgy on June 1 in the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Boston where he will take farewell of his old congregation before moving to Sweden and be installed as metropolitan of Sweden and Scandinavia. His title and name ought to be rendered as follows in Swedish: metropolit Kleopas av Sverige och Skandinavien.

The Ecumenical Patriarchate’s metropolitan of Sweden and Scandinavia is responsible for the Greek Orthodox and Finnish Orthodox parishes in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Island. He also chairs the Assembly of Orthodox Bishops of Scandinavia and is the representative of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Scandinavia.

A short biography of the new metropolitan is available here.

Pictures from the election are available here.

Pictures from the ordination are available here.

Information about the farewell in Boston is available here.

The speech of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the newly-ordained metropolitan is available here.

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