Sonntag, 15. Dezember 2019
Protopresbyter fr. Georgios Metallinos passed away
The Protopresbyter, Father Georgios Metallinos, was born in Corfu in 1940 and completed his basic education in 1958. He was awarded a BA in theology (1958-1962) and philology (1964-1967) from the University of Athens.
After completing his military service (1963-1965), he was appointed scientific assistant in Patristics and he pursued postgraduate studies in West Germany (Bonn and Cologne) in 1969, where he remained until 1975. In the meantime, he did archival studies and research in England.
In 1971 he became clergyman in Germany and held a PhD in Theology (Athens) and a PhD in Philosophy and History (Cologne).
Since 1984 he has been a professor at the Faculty of Theology at the University of Athens, where he has been teaching History of Spiritual Life during the post-Byzantine period, History and Theology of Worship and Byzantine History. He served as dean of the School of Theology from 9/1/2004 to 8/31/2007. Afterwards, he retired and was given the title of emeritus.
He served at Saint Antipas University Church located in the Department of Dentistry in Goudi.
On Thursday, December 19, 2019, Protopresbyter Father Giorgos Metallinos, a prominent Greek theologian, historian, author, and professor, passed away at the age of 79, leaving behind his wife Barabara, three children and ten grandchildren.
Father Giorgos was a much loved and important theologian of the Greek Orthodox Church, as he was an author to over 40 significant books and essays. He was distinguished by his faithfulness to the Orthodox Church, bringing to light a lot of history about the Greek Church, especially in the modern age, and teaching theology was one of his main passions.
Father Metallinos was born on March 11, 1940, in Kerkyra, where he attended school. He went on to graduate at the University of Athens in Theology and Classical Literature. After his Military service was completed in 1965, he became a research assistant at the Department of Patrology and then went to Germany for post-graduate studies until 1975. During this time he also went to London where he conducted research studies. In 1971, he was ordained a deacon and a presbyter and became Doctor of Theology (University of Athens) and Doctor of Philosophy-History (University of Cologne).
In 1985 he became a Professor at the School of Theology at the University of Athens, teaching History of Spirituality during the Post-Byzantine era, Theology of Worship and Byzantine History. He also served as Dean of the School of Theology between 2004 and 2007.