Metropolitan Kallistos Ware of Diocles (†)
Kallistos Ware, university teacher and pastor of the Orthodox Church, with an important written work translated into many languages, made the Orthodox tradition known to a very wide international audience.
Born in Bath, Britain to English parents, he studied at Westminster School in London and Oxford University. He became a monk in Patmos and then priest of the Greek parish in Oxford. At the same time, he taught Orthodox theology and church history at the University of Oxford for 35 years. He was ordained titular bishop and then metropolitan of Diocles, of the Ecumenical Throne, always retaining responsibility for the parish of Oxford.
He was awarded an honorary doctorate by many Universities in Europe and the USA. He fell asleep on August 24, 2022.