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Anthony (Gergiannakis) of San Francisco

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[[Image:AnthonyGergiannakisSF.jpg|right|thumb|200px|Metropolitan Anthony (Gergiannakis) of San Francisco]]
His Eminence Metropolitan '''Anthony (Gergiannakis) of San Francisco''' was the first [[bishop]] of the [[Diocese of San Francisco]] of the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America]] after it was created in the general reorganization of the archdiocese in 1979. Previously, he was the titular Bishop of Assimos, assigned to the [[Metropolis of Denver|Eighth Archdiocesan District ]] in Denver, Colorado in 1978. In the re-designation of dioceses as metropolises in 2002 he was designated Metropolitan of San Francisco.
==Life==
Metr. Anthony passed away on [[December 25]], 2004 in San Francisco at the age of 69,
five weeks after being diagnosed, in November, with Burkitts Lymphoma[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burkitt%27s_lymphoma]], a rare form of cancer.
 
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before=[[John (Kallos) of Amoriun|John (Kallos) of Thermon]]|
title=Bishop of Amissos<br>8th District/Denver|
years=1979-1979|
after=Kallistos of Zelon}}
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before=Meletios (Tripodakis)|
title=Metropolitan of San Francisco|
years=1979-2004|
after=[[Gerasimos (Michaleas) of San Francisco|Gerasimos (Michaleas)]]}}
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