By Emilios Polygenis
His Eminence Metropolitan Paul of Sisanion and Siatista reposed in the Lord. Preliminary information indicates that the late Metropolitan Paul suffered a heart attack.
It is worth noting that Metropolitan of Siatista wrote his last article for the Religious News Agency Romfea.gr under the title: “REFERENDUM NOW“.
He was born in Chalkida in 1947. After completing his university education, he entered the Department of Theology of the University of Athens where he graduated in 1971.
In 1973 he was ordained a deacon by the Metropolitan Nikolaos of Chalkida, Istiea and Northern Sporades and was placed in Mantoudi.
In November 1974, he was ordained a priest by Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Chalkida, Istiea and Nothern Sporades . He held the office of Archimandrite and supervised the parish of Mantoudi for 25 years.
In this area he served as High Priest Representative of Mantoudi, Limni and Aghia Anna where he demonstrated a remarkable preaching and pastoral activity.
Since 1998, he was invited by the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece to assume the Secretariat of the Synodical Committee for Christian Education and Youth, the Synodical Subcommittee for the subsidy program for the third child of families in Thrace, the Synodical Subcommittee for the Olympics, the Synodical Subcommittee for Artistic Events and the Special Synodical Committee for Marriage, Family, Child Protection and Demographic Issues.
On February 28, 2006 he was elected to the episcopate of Sisanion and Siatista by the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece. His consecration took place on March 4, 2006, at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens.
He wrote many books and has published articles in many daily and religious magazines.