On Sunday, November 13, 2022, Metropolitan Athenagoras of Belgium and Exarch of the Netherlands and Luxembourg presided over the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Brussels.
Archbishop Job of Telmessos and the Bishops Dositheos (Hierarch of the Patriarchate of Georgia in Belgium) and Joachim of Apollonia (Auxiliary Bishop of the Holy Diocese of Belgium), as well as priests and deacons of the Diocese co-officiated the service.
In his sermon, the Metropolitan referred to the meaning of the Gospel reading with the passage of the good Samaritan.
At the end of the Divine Liturgy Georgios Kritikos, an excellent member of the Greek community in Belgium, a good family man, and a high-ranking member of the European Union was ordained Archon Referendarius of the Great Church of Christ by Metropolitan Athenagoras.
In his speech, the new Archon thanked Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for this honor to introduce him to the choir of the Archons of the Ecumenical Throne, Metropolitan Athenagoras of Belgium for his relevant proposal to the Ecumenical Patriarch, as well as his parents and his wife for their support in the course of his life and declared his decision to always be a supporter of the work of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Holy Metropolis of Belgium. In his speech to the new Archon, the Metropolitan thanked him and congratulated him for his dedication and support to the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the work of the local Church in Belgium.