Eirinaios Galanakis graduated from the Seminary of Crete and the Faculty of Theology of the University of Athens in 1937. He completed his postgraduate studies in Theology and Sociology in France, at the Universities of Paris and Lille. He’ s becoming Metropolitan of Kisamos and Selinos in 1962 and a Metropolitan of Germany in 1971. During his days the Orthodox Metropolis of Germany was recognized as the third official church in the country. He founded the Orthodox Academy of Crete as well as he created with the cooperation of other factors the Crete shipping company ANEK, the ET.AN.AP. ( Apokoronos Development Company ) , the Selinos Development Company and the A.N.E.N. ( Shipping Company of the South ). He was a lifelong president of the "National Research Foundation Eleftherios Venizelos " and was awarded the highest decoration of the Federal Republic of Germany .
Relative ergography of Eirinaios Galanakis:
Η πολιτική ευθύνη του Χριστιανού (The political responsibility of Christianity), Κastelli, 1963
Εκκλησία και σύγχρονος κόσμος (Church and the modern world), Athens, 1971
Η αποστολή της Ελληνικής Ορθοδοξίας στο σύγχρονο κόσμο (The mission of Greek Orthodoxy in the modern world), Bonn, 1973
Στρατευομένη Εκκλησία (Church militant), Bonn, 1975