His Eminence, our Metropolitan, has returned from his trip to Greece where he participated in the deliberations of the Holy Synod, and the festivities of the feast of Theophany.
He visited many churches and monasteries in the Attika and Thessaloniki regions where he was received very warmly.
Below are some pictures from last Sunday, January 16/29th's liturgy at the Cathedral of the Three Hierarchs in Thessaloniki.
His Eminence will be leaving this Saturday January 22/February 4th for Guatemala and will return eight days later.
Refutation of an “Encyclical Sermon” by a Hierarch of the New Calendar Orthodox Church of Greece and a Wily Denigrator of Anti-Ecumenists and “Old Calendarists” Who Have Walled Themselves Off From His Church
by His Grace, Bishop Clement of Gardikion, Secretary of the Holy Synod
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