According to many he was the most respected priest in ACROD, a true servant of the Lord. I was surprised to hear about this; he has been having some on and off health problems, but to the folks I was speaking to his passing came as a surprise.
"Your Priests shall clothe themselves with righteousness, and your Saints shall rejoice with joy." May he fall into both groups in the Lord's eternal kingdom!
"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.