His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco underwent successful mitral valve replacement surgery today. He will remain in the hospital for the next week and is expected to make a full recovery. We are grateful to God for keeping Metropolitan Gerasimos under His watchful care and for the medical team that is providing His Eminence with excellent care.

Prior to surgery, Metropolitan Gerasimos received many calls and messages, and he was most appreciative for the outpouring of support and especially for the prayers offered on his behalf.

Written well-wishes and cards can be sent to: His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco, 245 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. No flowers, please.