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The President of the Patriarchal School of Crete, An Archon, Commits Suicide! (UPDATED)


UPDATE (Thursday, Sep. 22) Almost 24 hours after he was found dead by hanging within the Patriarchal School of Crete, its president Apostolos Bournelis, was laid to rest after a funeral service in Panagia of Anopolis in Herakleion, Crete.  The fury with which the professor of theology was laid to rest, the fact that there was a funeral within the Church even though he committed suicide, and several other issues pose serious questions regarding the death of professor Bournelis, a father of three. 


EDITOR’S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): The president of the Patriarchal School of Crete (His initials are A.M.), a 63 yr old theology professor with a long career and a very long bibliography, has committed suicide – causing a complete shock to the local society in Crete but also to the Constantinople Patriarchate, as the school was operating under the Patriarchate. The professor went to the basement of the School and used electrical wires to hang himself!… He was an Archon of the Patriarchate…  More details tomorrow…


Κρήτη: Αυτοκτόνησε ο πρόεδρος της Πατριαρχικής Ανώτατης Εκκλησιαστικής Ακαδημίας

Βρέθηκε απαγχονισμένος εντός της σχολής.


Κρήτη: Αυτοκτόνησε ο πρόεδρος της Πατριαρχικής Ανώτατης Εκκλησιαστικής Ακαδημίας | tovima.gr

Συγκλονισμένη είναι η τοπική κοινωνία της Κρήτης από την αυτοκτονία του προέδρου της Πατριαρχικής Ανώτατης Εκκλησιαστικής Ακαδημίας.

Ο 63χρονος πρόεδρος της Ανώτατης Εκκλησιαστικής Ακαδημίας έβαλε τέλος στη ζωή του δια απαγχονισμού, εντός των εγκαταστάσεων της Ακαδημίας.

Στην περιοχή έσπευσαν αστυνομικές δυνάμεις και ασθενοφόρο του ΕΚΑΒ, όμως ήταν αργά.

Όπως αναφέρει το cretalive, τον πρόεδρο της Ακαδημίας φέρεται να εντόπισε απαγχονισμένο ένας άλλος καθηγητής της σχολής.

Αξίζει να σημειωθεί πως ο αυτόχειρας είχε πλούσιο συγγραφικό έργο και ιδιαίτερους δεσμούς με το Φανάρι για αυτό και είχε ανακηρυχθεί Άρχων του Πατριαρχείου.


  1. Kyrie Eleison! Of all people?
    Dear Lord why?!
    I pray he left his body quickly and didn’t suffer – what he did –
    would it be a quick death??

  2. This could be a case of mis-reporting. One cannot call it a suicide until there is a very thorough investigation by a coroner to prove that it was actually a suicide. It could have been a murder, made to look like suicide. Reporting should say – found dead by hanging, not committed sucide by hanging, until all the facts are in. New Report should be corrected or changed to be less biased and accurately reflect what we in fact, do not know about this case.

    • We are waiting to learn more about this case. The law is that if there are doubts the body can be excavated from the grave for a new autopsy.


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