Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will celebrate his name day by presiding over the Vespers for the feast of the Holy Glorious Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabas on Thursday, June 10, at 6.00 p.m. at the Monastery of Zoodochou Pigi in Balukli.
After the end of the service, the Ecumenical Patriarch will ordain Professor Panagiotis Ladas as Archon of the Great Church of Christ.
Afterwards, a reception will be held in the courtyard of the Monastery where the Ecumenical Patriarch will receive the wishes for his name day.
On Friday, June 11, the Ecumenical Patriarch will preside over the Divine Liturgy of the feast at the Patriarchal Church of Saint Georgios, accompanied by clergy from the Phanar and abroad.
Elder Metropolitan Emmanuel of Chalcedon will address the celebrant Ecumenical Patriarch.