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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 [[Metropolis of San Francisco|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 redesignation of dioceses as metropolises in 2002 he was designated Metropolitan of San Francisco.
Metr. Anthony was enthroned as the first bishop of the newly-created Diocese of San Francisco on [[June 7]], 1979. He served as the Bishop and later Metropolitan of San Francisco for over twenty-five years, overseeing the western states of California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii.
At the general elevation of the bishops to [[metropolitan]]s, but before the [[diocese]]s were designated metropolises, he was elevated to the titular title of Metropolitan of the Dardanelles and All Hellespont, but remained the ruling Bishop of San Francisco. In 2002, after the re-designation redesignation of the dioceses to metropolises, Metropolitan Anthony was given the title of Metropolitan of San Francisco.
During his tenure at San Francisco, Metr. Anthony led the expansion of ministries and programs of the diocese. His tenure saw the founding of over twenty new parishes and missions in the Metropolis of San Francisco, nearly one parish for each year of his ministry. In addition he saw the establishment of three monasteries. He initiated the establishment of St. Nicholas Ranch, the Greek Orthodox conference and retreat center located in the Sierra Nevada foothills. He was also the driving force behind the construction on the premises of St. Nicholas Ranch of the [[Monastery]] of the Theotokos the Life-Giving Spring.
after=Kallistos of Zelon}}
title=Bishop of San Francisco|
title=Metropolitan of Dardanellia<br>Ruling hierarch of San Francisco|
after=[[Nikitas (Lulias) of Dardanellia|Nikitas(Lulias)]]}}
before=[[Meletios (Tripodakis) of Christianoupolis|Meletios (Tripodakis)]]|
title=Metropolitan of San Francisco|
after=[[Gerasimos (Michaleas) of San Francisco|Gerasimos (Michaleas)]]}}
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