The Hierarchical Co-liturgy officiated by Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus, who is celebrating his name day, was held at the Cathedral of Saint Ioannis the Theologian in Old Nicosia on Friday, November 13.
Bishops Christophoros of Karpasia, Porphyrios of Neapolis and Grigorios of Mesaoria concelebrated the Divine Liturgy while the Exarchs of the Patriarchates of Alexandria and of Jerusalem, Bishop Nikodimos of Nitria and Metropolitan Timotheos of Bostra, respectively, were attending prayerfully the liturgy.
The Divine Liturgy was attended by the Ambassador of Greece to Cyprus, Theocharis Lalakos, the Chief of the National Guard General Staff, Lieutenant General Dimokritos Zervakis, representatives of the State, teachers and many faithful.
In his speech, Archimandrite Grigorios Mousouroulis, Chief Secretary of the Holy Synod, referred to the injustices suffered by Saint Ioannis Chrysostomos and to his teaching on how one should deal with injustice in one’s earthly life.
Referring to the Archbishop of Cyprus, he said: “Your patron saint, Your Beatitude, is a bright star, a solid guide of every soul that longs for Heaven.” He hoped that God grants His Beatitude, “the guardian of law and justice, many, blessed and peaceful years in the glory of our Almighty Triune God.”
The Archbishop thanked all for the wishes and wished them health and strength with the intercession of Saint Ioannis Chrysostomos.