August 8, 2019

HCHC Mourns the Passing of Metropolitan Panteleimon

The entire HCHC community has been deeply saddened to learn that His Eminence Metropolitan Panteleimon (Rodopoulos) of Tyroloi and Serention fell asleep in the Lord on August 7. He was 90 years old and reposed at the Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery of Vlatades in Thessaloniki, of which he was the abbot for many years. From 1963 to 1966, he served as Dean of our school. HCHC’s Interim President, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston, began his studies here in 1964 under Metropolitan Panteleimon’s leadership.

His Eminence is remembered as both a venerable Hierarch and a distinguished theologian. His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America paid tribute to Metropolitan Panteleimon as someone “to whom I owe much, because as my teacher [at the University of Thessaloniki] he taught me not only canon law, but also he was by his example the model of ecclesiastical ethos for all of us younger clergy…we are especially grateful to the late teacher for having served, devotedly and effectively, our Holy Cross Theological School in Boston. Eternal and unforgettable be his memory.”