Germanos (Liamadis) of Constantia

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His Grace, the Right Reverend Bishop Germanos (Liamadis) of Constantia (1883-1965) was an auxiliary bishop of the Ecumenical Patriarchate serving in the United States. He served primarily as an assistant to the Archbishop of America, Iakovos, with specific responsibility for the First Archdiocesan District, an area roughly analogous to the present-day Dioceses of New York and New Jersey.

Life

The future bishop was born in Macedonia. During the Balkan Wars, he was held by the Bulgarians as a prisoner of war. He moved to Turkey, where he was eventually ordained to the priesthood. In 1924 he emigrated to the United States, where he was appointed proistamenos of the church of St. George in Schenectady, New York. Later he also served parishes in Endicott, New York and Youngstown, Ohio.

In 1955, Germanos was elected as bishop of Constantia. He was consecrated to the episcopacy at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity on Palm Sunday of 1955. In addition to his responsibilities for the First Archdiocesan District, he served as director of the Academy of St. Basil in Garrison, New York. He elected to retire from active ministry in 1962.

Bishop Germanos died on March 13, 1965. He is buried at St. Michael's Cemetery in Astoria, New York.

Sources

  • "Bishop Germanos of Greek Church: Ex-Aide of Iakovos, Primate to the Americas, Dies at 81", The New York Times, March 15, 1965.
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