METROPOLITAN JEREMIAS OF SWITZERLAND

 

Hierarchical Sees:

Metropolitan of Switzerland

Metropolitan of France (1988-?)

Bishop of Sassima (1971-1988)

Date of Consecration:

January 31, 1971

Date of Ordination to the Priesthood:

1964

Date of Birth:

January 31, 1935

Name Day:

May 1

 

BIOGRAPHY:

Metropolitan of France and Exarch of His All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch for Spain and Portugal

President of the Assembly of Orthodox Bishops of France (AEOF)

Co-president of the Council of Christian Churches in France (CECEF)

President of the Conference of European Churches (KEK)

 

His Eminence Metropolitan Jeremy was born January 17, 1935 in Kos (Dodecanese, Greece). After his secondary studies at the Ecclesiastical School of Patmos (Dodecanese, Greece), he pursued his university studies at the Theological School of the Ecumenical Patriarchate (Halki, Turkey). After having been ordained a deacon, he came to Paris in 1959, where he pursued his university studies at the Superior Institute of Liturgy and at the Sorbonne. Ordained a priest in 1964, he was named Vicar General of the Metropolitanate of France (1964-1971). On January 31, 1971, he was ordained Bishop of Sasimes, Auxiliary Bishop of the Metropolitan of France, and in 1988 Metropolitan of France and Exarch of His All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch for Spain and Portugal. Since 1979 he has regularly participated in the delegations of the Ecumenical Patriarchate during the General Assemblies of the Conference of European Churches: Hania in Crete (Greece), Stirling (Scotland), Prague (Czechoslovakia), Graz (Austria). In 1992, he was elected vice president of this institution and in 1997 president.

Translated from the French by Daryle Lamoureux

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