Archbishop Makarios of Australia ordained Bishop of Perth, Elpidios, who was recently been elected as Bishop of Kyanea, at the Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Theotokos in Sydney.
Addressing the new Bishop, the Archbishop of Australia said, “From today you are contributing to the Apostolic succession, and along this new course you will preach the Holy Gospel.” “Every human being is worthy of our love,” he added.
Bishop Elpidios of Kyanea, in his address to the Archbishop of Australia, said, “I personally believe that you, Your Excellency, will guide me. You will not only be a Spiritual Father for me but also a role model.”
Bishops of Seraphim of Sevastia, Ezekiel of Dervis, Iakovos of Miletoupolis, Aimilianos of Meloe, and Silouan of Sinope also attended the ordination ceremony. In addition, the Divine Liturgy was concelebrated by Metropolitans Ambrosios of Korea, Nektatios of Hong Kong, Konstantinos of Singapore, Myron of New Zealand, Ignatios of Madagascar, and Nathanael of Chicago, who visited Australia for the celebrations of the name day of Archbishop Makarios.