According to the Mount Athos typikon and tradition, the Pantokratoros Monastery of Mount Athos celebrated the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Savior this year as well.
Metropolitan Makarios of Sidirokastron was invited to the Divine Liturgy, during which he ordained Fr. Prodromos as a deacon.
The Divine Liturgy was attended by the Abbot of Xenophontos Monastery, Elder Alexios, and the Abbot of Pantokratoros Monastery, Elder Gabriel, the head of the Holy Skete of the Prophet Elias, Elder Philemon.
The Deputy Minister of Civil Protection, Eleftherios Oikonomou, the Civil Governor of Mount Athos, Athanasios Martinos, and the Deputy Civil Governor, Aristos Kasmiroglou, also attended the service.
Many monks and cell dwellers from Kapsala and the Holy Skete of the Prophet Elias and believers also participated.
During the festival, all the prescribed COVID-19 protective measures were observed.