The election of the Triprosopo among the eight Hierarchs of Crete was decided to take place on December 28.
As reported by cretalive.gr, on that day the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Church of Crete will meet so that, by secret ballot, the three candidates for the position of the new Archbishop of Crete will be elected.
The same sources state that the key date for the election of the new Archbishop is January 11, after which the meeting of the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate begins, before which the names of the three candidates will be announced.
It should be reminded that the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Church of Crete unanimously decided to dismiss Archbishop Eirinaios from his duties, due to his deteriorating health condition on November 24.
The Synod took into account the affidavits of three doctors – University Professors for the chronic health problems of the Archbishop.
In an announcement issued by the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Church of Crete, the difficulty of such decision was emphasized, highlighting that it was taken with great respect and gratitude to the person, offer and work of Archbishop Eirinaios.
The announcement of the decision was made by the Chief Secretary of the Holy Synod of the Church of Crete Prodromos Xenakis.
It is reminded that the proceedings in the Church of Crete for the replacement of Archbishop Eirinaios begin, due to the serious health problems he is facing, with the blessing and consent of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
Specifically, the Holy Synod of the Church of Crete, in the previous month’s meeting, decided to appoint three doctors who will decide on the health of Archbishop Eirinaios, so that the process of his replacement can proceed.
It should be reminded that Archbishop Eirinaios of Crete was admitted to the hospital in October after health complications.
The Archbishop has been facing serious health problems in recent months.