Gerontius, Metropolitan of Moscow

Gerontius (Геронтий in Russian) (died 1489) was Metropolitan of Moscow from 1473 until 1489 and a writer. Gerontius was the Bishop of Kolomna. In 1473, he was appointed Metropolitan of Moscow. In the late 1470s, he was in conflict with Ivan III over, among other things, the consecration procedures of the new churches. During the Great standing on the Ugra river in 1480, Gerontius spoke for resisting the Golden Horde to the very end. He adhered to a moderate position in dealing with heresies, which had already plagued Moscow and Novgorod. In 1482, Gerontius left his post, though he would later return at the request of the Grand Prince. Gerontius died in 1489, was buried in Dormition Cathedral, Moscow.

Gerontius, Metropolitan of Moscow
Metropolitans of Moscow and all Russia
ChurchRussian Orthodox Church
SeeMoscow
Installed1473
Term ended1489
PredecessorPhilip I, Metropolitan of Moscow
SuccessorZosimus, Metropolitan of Moscow
Personal details
Bornunknown
Died28 May 1489
Eastern Orthodox Church titles
Preceded by Metropolitan of Moscow
1473–1489
Succeeded by