Fredrik Grønningsæter, Norwegian priest, Died at 92

Fredrik Grønningsæter was born on May 26, 1923 and died on April 28, 2016.

He was a Bishop of the Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland from 1982 until 1992.

He was born in the municipality of Stranda in Sunnmøre, Norway on 26 May 1923.

Fredrik Grønningsæter was the son of Fredrik and Katharina (née Ottesen) Grønningsæter.

Also, a bishop in the Church of Norway was his great-grandfather on his mother’s side was Carl Peter Parelius Essendrop.

He gained his Cand.theol. degree from the MF Norwegian School of Theology in Oslo in 1951.

Fredrik Grønningsæter was ordained on 21 October 1951 by the Bishop Johannes Smemo.

Fredrik Grønningsæter worked as an assistant pastor at the Nidaros Cathedral from 1957 until 1962.

Then, Fredrik Grønningsæter became the priest of Gimsøy in Lofoten from 1962 until 1968.

Fredrik Grønningsæter was appointed a priest in Oslo from 1968 until 1972 when he became the resident chaplain at the Oslo Cathedral.

Fredrik Grønningsæter served at the Oslo Cathedral from 1972 until 1982.

During the year 1982, Fredrik Grønningsæter was appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland, a post he held until he resigned in 1992.

Fredrik Grønningsæter passed away at 92 yrs old.