The Supreme Patriarchate of Alexandria and all Africa with deep emotion and anguish of heart announces the passing to the Lord of the Great Archimandrite of the Throne, Chrysostomos Barberis, Chancellor  of the Holy Metropolis of Aksum.

The late Great Archimandrite Chrysostomos Barberis was born on March 27, 1960 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He was ordained Deacon and Priest by His Eminence Chrysostomos Metropolitan of Dodoni. He ministered faithfully and successfully from the day of his ordination in the Holy Metropolises of Johannesburg and Pretoria, Kenya and finally, in the Holy Metropolis of Aksum, of which he was Chancellor, as well as Parish Priest of the Holy Cathedral of St Frumentius of the Greek Community of Addis Ababa for 33 consecutive years.

He offered his valuable services to Ethiopian Hellenism, taking care of the spiritual, moral and material support of the expatriates in the states of Ethiopia (Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa) and Djibouti. After a short battle with terminal illness, he fell asleep in Athens on September 16, 2023, at the age of 63.

His Beatitude Theodoros, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa, having been informed with sadness in the Egyptian capital of the passing of the late blessed Great Archimandrite Chrysostom, paternally expressed the gratitude of the Apostolic and Patriarchal Throne of St Mark for the conscientious and uninterrupted ministry of the deceased cleric, as well as his condolences to His Eminence Metropolitan Daniel of Aksum, to the Christian flock of the Ethiopian local Church and to his family.

From the Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa