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Anthony (Gergiannakis) of San Francisco

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On [[September 29]], 1960, he was ordained a [[priest]]. After his ordination as a priest he emigrated to the United States of America. While serving as a [[parish]] priest, he earned a Master of Divinity degree from Yale University. He continued his studies for a doctorate at the University of Chicago and the University of Wisconsin.
In 1974, he was appointed Dean of St. George Cathedral in Montreal, Canada, where he served until his elevation to the episcopate. On [[May 21]], 1978, he was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] [[Titular bishop|titular Bishop]] of Amissos. As Bishop of Amissos, Bp. Anthony served the Eighth Archdiocesan District in Denver, Colorado in until 1979. On [[June 7]], 1979, he was [[enthronement|enthroned]] as the first bishop of the newly created [[Diocese]] of San Francisco.
MetrOn March 15, 1979 he was elected Bishop of San Francisco. Anthony On [[June 7]], 1979, he was [[enthronement|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 redesignation of the dioceses to metropolises, Metropolitan Anthony was given the title of Metropolitan of San Francisco.
after=[[Gerasimos (Michaleas) of San Francisco|Gerasimos (Michaleas)]]}}
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