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Anthony (Gergiannakis) of San Francisco

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His Eminence Metropolitan '''Anthony (Gergiannakis) ''' was the first [[bishop]] of the Diocese of San Francisco of the [[GOARCH|Greek Archdiocese]] of America.
He was born on [[March 2]], 1935 in the village of Avgeniki on the island of Crete.
He attended the [[Theological School of Halki|Halki Theological School]] and was [[ordination|ordain]]ed a [[priest]] in September 1960. On June 7, 1979, he was enthroned as the first bishop of the then-Diocese of San Francisco.He died Five weeks after being diagnosed with Burkitts Lymphoma, he passed away on [[December 25]], 2004 in San Franciscoat the age of 69.
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