One of the most heroic fighters of '21. Brave and honest patriot as few. But what distinguished him was his deep faith and reverence for God. For all this, Elder Paisios appreciated him deeply.
When a pilgrim once asked the Elder for a blessing one of the many images he had hung on the wall of his cell, he said take whatever you want, only the "lad" do not take, meaning the frame with the portrait of Makrygiannis.