Archbishop Elpidophoros of America extended his condolences for the repose of Metropolitan John of Pergamon via a message on his social media.
Read below the message of the Archbishop of America:
Today the Lord received into His Hand the soul of Metropolitan John of Pergamon, the most profound theologian of our time. As a young student at the University of Thessaloniki, I remember his stirring lectures and profound explanations of God’s threefold oneness. Few others have offered more to the sacred art of theology than he.
Similar to the Three Great Hierarchs, he too “lit up the whole world with rays of divine doctrines; those mellifluous rivers of wisdom, who irrigated all creation with the waters of the knowledge of God.” He so wonderfully taught, through his entire service to the Church, that we are beings of communion and that through communion with others – we come into communion with God.
May his memory be eternal!