The Orthodox Church commemorated today Venerable Macarius of Egypt. The celebration of the name day of Metropolitan Makarios of Anea (Ecumenical Patriarchate) was held at the Cathedral of Saints Anargyroi in Nea Ionia.
Metropolitan Makarios presided over the Divine Liturgy, which was concelebrated by Metropolitan Gabriel of Nea Ionia and Filadelfeia. Metropolitan Gabriel addressed Metropolitan Makarios and praised him for his gifted personality and his devotion to the Church over all those years. Metropolitan Makarios thanked Metropolitan Gabriel for his kind words. He also thanked the priests and the devout faithful for attending the Divine Liturgy and their wishes on his name day.