The Abbot, Bishop Kassianos of Aravissos officiated at the Great Vespers, at the celebrating Holy Patriarchal and Stavropegial Skete of the Transfiguration of Christ in Halki, the care of which has been entrusted to the Theological School, that was held yesterday, on the eve of the feast. Today, August 6, the Orthros and Archieratical Divine Liturgy were celebrated by Metropolitan Stefanos of Kallioupolis.
In his short speech at the Vesper service, the Bishop referred to the importance of this feast, as well as to the sad confiscation of the forest area of the Skete by the local authorities, while expressing his optimism for the resolution of the issue. He concluded that our holy lands cannot be forgotten nor is the effort to maintain them bent under the weight of the various difficulties.
Source: Halki Theological School