Greek General Theodoros Kolokotronis (Θεόδωρος Κολοκοτρώνης) was born on April 3, 1770, and passed away on February 4, 1843, at the age of 73.
On Sunday, the Holy Metropolis of Mantineia and Kynouria and the Municipality of Tripoli paid tribute to the Greek General at the Metropolitan Church of St. Basil.
His Eminence Alexander of Mantineia and Kynouria and Bishop Theocletus of Tegea conducted the Divine Liturgy.
2021 is an important milestone for Greece and Greeks around the world.
It marks 200 years since the beginning of the Greek revolution that secured Greece’s independence after centuries of Ottoman Turkish tyranny.
Greek General Theodoros Kolokotronis is known as the ultimate symbol and leading figure of the Greek War of Independence, which took place from 1821 to 1830.
He is also known as the Elder of Morias.
His greatest success was the defeat of the Ottoman army under Mahmud Dramali Pasha at the Battle of Dervenakia in 1822.
In 1825, he was appointed commander-in-chief of the Greek forces in Peloponnese.
Today, Kolokotronis ranks as the most prominent figure in Greece’s War of Independence.