Bishop Cherubim was elected as Metropolitan and President of the Holy Synod following the repose of Met. Angelos of Avlona. A disciple of Met. Angelos since 1979, Met. Cherubim joined the Monastery of St. Michael the Archangel in 1981. He was consecrated as the Vicar Bishop of Vithynia in 2010. Met. Cherubim is a noted liturgist and conductor.