Fell asleep today, Tuesday, December 19, 2023, o Metropolitan of Mantineia and Kynouria Mr. Alexandros, at the age of 87. His Eminence breathed his last, after health problems he had been dealing with lately.

The Metropolitan of Mantineia and Kynouria Mr. Alexandros was born on October 28, 1936 in the village of Paparis in Arkadia. He graduated from the Ecclesiastical School of Corinth and then studied at the Theological School of the University of Athens.

He also holds a Master’s degree in Orthodox Theology from the University of Cyprus. He was elected Metropolitan of Nafpaktos and Agios Vlasios in May 1984.

In 1985 he proceeded to establish a Priestly Training School in Nafpaktos for the training of new clergy, while in the same year the ecclesiastical magazine “Ecclesiastical House” began to be published under his direction.

In 1986 he proceeded to establish a School of Byzantine Music in Nafpaktos, under the supervision of the Metropolis.

During his days, also in Nafpaktos, an Orthodox Conference was organized with the participation of the Autocephalous Churches of Alexandria, Romania, Russia, Bulgaria, Serbia and Prague and under the general supervision of the Archbishop of Athens and all Greece, Seraphim.

In January 1995 he was elected Metropolitan of Mantineia and Kynouria. His enthronement took place in the Holy Metropolitan Church of Agios Basilios of Tripoli, on February 26, 1995.

In 2016 he was a member of the Delegation of the Church of Greece to the Pan-Orthodox Synod of Crete. He has written the “History of the Holy Metropolis of Mantineia and Kynouria”, published by the Society of Peloponnesian Studies.