A year has passed since Archbishop Makarios of Australia was elected by the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
The Archbishop of Australia stood before the Ecumenical Patriarch on the 10th of May 2019 and the Holy and Sacred Synod in order to be elected.
“It is a great joy to announce that you were unanimously elected Archbishop of Australia,” Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew had said in his address to the new Archbishop of Australia, emphasising the paradigmatic love and devotion that the elected Archbishop has expressed all these years towards Mother Church.
In his response, the new Archbishop of Australia had expressed his gratitude for his election: “You send me as the successor of late Archbishop Stylianos, in one of the most powerful regions of the Ecumenical Throne, with hundreds of thousands of faithful congregation. I promise not only to preserve what I receive but also to multiply these gifts.”
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia posted on Facebook today:
Today marks one year since His Eminence Archbishop Makarios’ election to the Archiepiscopal Throne of Australia!
It has been one year since the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, on the 9th May 2019, following the favourable commendation of His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, having appreciated his theological and secular education, his literary contribution, his administrative charisma and his ecclesiastical ethos as the hitherto Bishop Makarios of Christoupolis, elected him unanimously Archbishop of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia.
May God give Him strengthen from above to continue the Blessed work of God!