Icon of St. Gervasios Patras - 21th c. - (1GP20)

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Commemorated on June 30th

Gervasios lived and worked in the city of 
Patras for much of his life.[1] He was born in 1877 in the village of Nymfasia (Kernitsa) in Arcadia. In 1891 at the age of 14, in a first contact with monasticism, he entered the Holy Monastery of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary of Kernitsa. In 1897 he joined as a monk in the Holy Monastery of the Dormition of the Holy Monastery of Gerokomeio of Patras. In 1899 he served his military service. In 1904 he was ordained deacon of the Holy Archdiocese of Patras. In 1905 he entered the higher ecclesiastical Rizarios School of Athens, with Nektarios of Aegina as director of the school, who foresaw the important future ecclesiastical role of Gervasios.[2][3] In 1910, he was ordained a priest of the Metropolis of Patras. In 1912, he served as a military priest in the Balkan Wars. In 1914 declared Doctor of Theology at the Theological School of the University of Athens. In 1915, he taught theology at Syros High School. In 1916 elected Abbot of the Monastery of Girokomeio of Patras. In 1919, appointed as a parish priest at the Church of Agios Dimitrios in Patras. In 1923 founded the first Catechetical Schools in Greece. Ιn 1938, appointed Protosynkellos of the Archdiocese of Athens. In 1946, he established a camp in the area of Profitis Ilias Monastery of Patras. In 1950 established a camp in the area of Sychaina of Patras and the Reconstructive School for Women of Patras. In 1963, a cross has founded in a pine tree that he had planted in 1929. Gervasios died on 30 June 1964, aged 87