Archimandrite Gregory (Sumis)
The Abbot of the monastery Dochiar the Holy mount Athos, Archimandrite Gregory (Sumis) passed away October 22 after a serious incurable illness.
The burial of the deceased elders was held on October 23, reported on the page “mount Athos” in Facebook.
As reported by the SPM, Archimandrite Gregory was born at Paros, was a close relative of Joseph the Hesychast, the famous Athonite elder. 65 years of his life spent in the monastery, monastic path began under the leadership of two well-known ascetics of piety of the elders Philotheus (Zervakos) and Amphilochius (Makris) Putmessage.
About geronde Gregory spoke as a strict, but friendly old man. Serious health problems did not prevent him almost every day to climb the mountain, where he oversaw the restoration of the ancient ruined temples. As an influential Archimandrite, he wore old clothes, was very easy to communicate with and seemed like a monk, saying that since he likes. The elder asked for prayers as “the robber Gregory”.