The Metropolitan of Pisidia, (previously of Korea) Sotirios (Trampas) died today June 10th at 4:10 am at the age of 93 in Seoul.
He was the wise Hierarch of the Ecumenical Throne with the genuine ecumenical and ecclesiastical mind, the sense of moderation and order in life and in his multidimensional work.
The rector of the living Missionaries, the chalcedony worker of the Lord’s Vineyard, who spent his whole life in the work of evangelizing the people, from his youth until his last breath in Greece, Korea and Asia Minor, has rested from his toils.
The late Hierarch was forbearing, disinterested in money, meek, peace-maker, daring and courageous in missionary “openings”, never calculating his personal cost.
Because of his love and compassion, his adaptability and his humility, he became the spiritual Father of countless Greeks, Koreans, Russians, Ukrainians, Belarusians and other Slavic speakers.
Starting today, a new Saint is in the Heavenly Homeland to mediate extensively for all of us.
Looking face to face with the Savior Jesus Christ and living together with his paragon, the Apostle of the Gentiles, he can repeat St. Paul’s confession: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness…” (2 Τιμ. 4:7-8)
May your memory be eternal, our blessed Father and loving Shepherd of our souls.
Now that you are in the heavenly Altar, remember of your Flock in Greece, Korea and Asia Minor.
“Well done, good and faithful servant… You, who bore the weight and the heat of the day you bore patiently… Enter into the joy of your Lord”. (Matt. 25:21) Amen.