Bishop Kyriakos of Sozopolis officiated at the Holy Church of the Archangels in Mentone, Victoria, on Sunday, May 8, 2022.
The Divine Liturgy was also attended by Archimandrite Fr Athanasios Iviritis, who preached the divine word during the Holy Liturgy.
Bishop Kyriakos warmly gave his blessings to all mothers for International Mother’s Day.
Characteristically, the Bishop, sharing his thoughts, stressed that today we must also have our thoughts with the mothers who are indignant about their children who are lost in drugs and other difficult life situations.
He pointed out that we must also keep in mind those mothers who may not celebrate as we will celebrate this Mother’s Day. The Bishop encouraged that women imitate The Holy Theotokos, Virgin Mary and pray to Her for their children and for all the lost children of the world.
At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, in the Bishop’s short homily, he conveyed to all the congregation present, the Paschal paternal prayers and blessings of the Archbishop Makarios of Australia.
Finally, he thanked Fr Athanasios Iviritis for his presence and the members of the parish council, after which they all attended a meal in his honour.