Archbishop Makarios of Australia offered a Trisagion for the rest of the soul of the late photojournalist of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Nikos Manginas, at the Holy Cathedral of the Annunciation in Sydney today, April 13, at the time of the funeral service at the Şişli Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Constantinople (Australian time 19:00).
At the end of the Trisagion service, the Archbishop said the following:
“Today, it the funeral service for a good collaborator of our Ecumenical Patriarch and the Church of Constantinople, who worked for many years with no remuneration, claiming the love and pleasure of our Patriarch, the love and gratitude of Hierarchy, as his only reward.”
The Archbishop praised the late photojournalist for his talent to capture the moments, both happy and sad, of the Ecumenical Patriarchate with his camera.
He said that he fervently advocated for the Patriarchate and its privileges.
In conclusion, the Archbishop described Nikos Manginas as devoted, faithful, hardworking, traditional, pious, prudent, discreet, confidential, friend, humble, selfless and full of love.
“He was born and bred within the Patriarchal Court. He was not a clergyman but lived as a clergyman. He was a modern monk in the world. Yes! Today we bid farewell to a monk in the world, who never had a personal life but his life was identified with the life of the Patriarch and the Church. He was a man of God,” said the Archbishop.