A festive Archieratic Co-liturgy was held today, Sunday, June 2, at Zoodohos Pigi Holy Church, Kalogreza.
The Divine Liturgy was presided by Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, assisted by Metropolitan Makarios of Anea, Maximus of Ioannina, Constantine of Singapore, and Metropolitan Gabriel of Nea Ionia and Philadelphia.
The Holy Service was also held by the Archpriests of Ecumenical Throne, Father Alex Karloutsos and Father Thomas Synodinos, Protosyncellus of the Holy Church of Nea Ionia, Archimandrite Epiphanius and many clerics.
The Divine Liturgy was also attended by the President of New Democracy Kyriakos Mitsotakis, ministers and local authorities.
Metropolitan Gabriel of Nea Ionia in his welcome speech of Archbishop of America Elpidophoros stressed, among others, the following: “Today the Universality of Orthodoxy is enshrined”.
Last but not least, Metropolitan of Nea Ionia offered Archbishop of America an Icon of Virgin Mary Vourliotissa.