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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 [[enthronement|enthroned]] as the first bishop of the then [[Diocese]] of San Francisco.
Five weeks after being diagnosed with Burkitts Lymphoma, he passed away on [[December 25]], 2004 in San Francisco at the age of 69.
[[Category: Bishops of San Francisco]]
[[Category: Theological School of Halki Graduates]]