Metropolitan of Caesaria Vasilios Blastsos
(b. 1923)

His office, the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem
24 October 1976

In 1962 Blastsos was elected Archbishop of Jordan and in 1975 was elevated to Metropolitan of the First Throne Metropolis of Caesaria of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem.

‘Towards the latter half of the sitting, one of the nuns appeared’, Schwartz recalled. ‘I noticed how the Archbishop’s eyes lighted up when she came by, so I gave her a cable release and told her to snap it when she felt the Archbishop looked the best.’

Photo © The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation

Photo © The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation