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His Eminence Metropolitan '''Augustinos Kantiotes''' (Greek: Αυγουστίνος Καντιώτης), April 20, 1907 – August 28, 2010,<ref>Zougla.gr News. ''[http://www.zougla.gr/page.ashx?pid=2&aid=168006&cid=4 Εκοιμήθη ο Αυγουστίνος Καντιώτης].'' Σάββατο, 28 Αυγούστου 2010, 11:49.</ref> was bishop of the Holy Metropolis of [[w:Florina Prefecture|Florina]], [[w:Prespes|Prespai]] and [[w:Eordea Province|Eordea]] in northern Greece, renowned as a defender of traditional [[Orthodoxy]] both in Greece and abroad, and a prolific writer of spiritual literature, publishing 82 books, several of which have appeared in English and in other languages.
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His Eminence Metropolitan '''Augustinos Kantiotes''' (Greek: Αυγουστίνος Καντιώτης), April 20, 1907 – August 28, 2010,<ref>Zougla.gr News. ''[http://www.zougla.gr/page.ashx?pid=2&aid=168006&cid=4 Εκοιμήθη ο Αυγουστίνος Καντιώτης].'' Σάββατο, 28 Αυγούστου 2010, 11:49.</ref> was [[bishop]] of the Holy [[Metropolis of [[Florina, Prespai and Eordaia]] in northern Greece, renowned as a defender of traditional [[Orthodoxy]] both in Greece and abroad, and a prolific writer of spiritual literature, publishing 82 books, several of which have appeared in English and in other languages.
  
 
==Life==
 
==Life==

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Metropolitan Augustinos (Kantiotes).
Metropolitan Augustinos (Kantiotes).

His Eminence Metropolitan Augustinos Kantiotes (Greek: Αυγουστίνος Καντιώτης), April 20, 1907 – August 28, 2010,[1] was bishop of the Holy [[Metropolis of Florina, Prespai and Eordaia in northern Greece, renowned as a defender of traditional Orthodoxy both in Greece and abroad, and a prolific writer of spiritual literature, publishing 82 books, several of which have appeared in English and in other languages.

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Life

Metropolitan Augustine was born Andrew Kantiotis in Paros on April 20, 1907. He graduated from the Theological School of Athens in 1929.

In 1935, he was tonsured a monk, taking the name Augustine, and in the same year he was ordained a deacon by Metr. Ierotheos (Paraskevopoulos) (1934-1961) of Akarnania.

In 1942, he was ordained a presbyter by the Metr. Panteleimon of Edessa and Pella.

He served as Chancellor of the Metropolis of Aitolia, as a priest for the military (1947-50), and as a preacher in Athens (1951-67). He issued dozens of periodicals, founded boarding schools, was the founder of "The Cross" ("O Stavros") theological brotherhood, and was most noted as a fiery preacher throughout Greece.

On June 25, 1967 he was enthroned as the Metropolitan of Florina. On January 14, 2000 he retired due to old age after serving the Metropolis for 33 years.

On August 28, 2010 about 5am he reposed in the Lord, aged 103. May his memory be eternal.

Books in English translation

Originally appeared in the Greek under the title: Εις την Θειαν Λειτουργιαν, Πατρικαι Ομιλιαι, published by the Orthodox Missionary Brotherhood, "Ο Σταυρος" ("The Cross"), Athens, 1977.
  • Follow Me. Transl. & Fwd by Asterios Gerostergios. Institute for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, 1989. 428pp.
  • Sparks from the Apostles. Transl. & Fwd by Rev. Dr. Asterios Gerostergios. Institute for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, 1992. 230pp.
  • Drops from the Living Water. Transl. & Fwd by Rev. Dr. Asterios Gerostergios. Institute for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, 1992. 216pp.
  • A Letter of Consolation to the Bereaved. Institute for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, 1993. 21 pp.
  • Orthodox House of Worship. Transl. & Fwd by Rev. Dr. Asterios Gerostergios. Institute for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, 1994. 232 pp.
  • Miracles. Institute for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, 2000. 268 pp.
  • A Panoramic View of Holy Scripture: Orthodox Homilies Introducing all the Books of the Old Testament. Transl. & Fwd by Rev. Dr. Asterios Gerostergios. Institute for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, 2001. Vol.1. 303pp.
  • A Panoramic View of Holy Scripture: Orthodox Homilies Introducing all the Books of the New Testament. Transl. & Fwd by Rev. Dr. Asterios Gerostergios. Institute for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, 2001. Vol.2: 184pp.
  • Fragrant Flowers: Orthodox Homilies on the Lives of the Saints. Transl. & Fwd by Rev. Dr. Asterios Gerostergios. Institute for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, 2006. 221pp.

Articles


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Augustinos (Kantiotes) of Florina
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Metropolitan of Florina, Prespai and Eordaia
1967-2000
Succeeded by:
Theoklitos (Passalis)
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References

  1. Zougla.gr News. Εκοιμήθη ο Αυγουστίνος Καντιώτης. Σάββατο, 28 Αυγούστου 2010, 11:49.

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