Apr 13, 2005

archbishop

Iakovos, the Greek Orthodox Archbishop in the west from 1959 to 1996, who moved the Greek Orthodox church into the mainstream of American life, championed ecumenicism by establishing talks with Anglicans, Roman Catholics, Southern Baptists, and Jews, supported uniting the variety of Eastern Orthodox churches in a single American church, marched for Civil Rights in Selma, and opposed the Vietnam war, died Sunday at the age of 93.

May he rest in peace.

(via Seraphim Danckaert)