The Greek Orthodox Parish of Saint Nektarios in Barcelona announced that it was pleased to welcome the new Metropolitan of Spain and Portugal, Bissarion, in the capital of Catalonia on May 7-10.
The Metropolitan of Spain, accompanied by his close associate, Archimandrite Fr. Theophylactos Vitsos, was received by the priest in charge of the church, Archimandrite Fr. Christodoulos.
On Friday afternoon, they were received by the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Barcelona, Cardinal Juan Jose Omella, in the Church of María Reina in Pedralbes.
Present were the former Honorary Consul of Greece in Barcelona, Fernando Turro, as well as the Vice President of the Greek Community, Nikolaos Ampavis. Fr. Jaime Agapito, head of the Church and an ardent friend of Orthodoxy, hosted a dinner in honor of the Metropolitan.
On Saturday, the Metropolitan of Spain visited the parish and saw up close the work. He also met Mons. Ramon Corts, who gives us the space of the church, whom he thanked warmly for his loving support.
On the Sunday of Thomas, the Metropolitan of Spain performed the first Divine Liturgy in the church. He congratulated the congregation for the work carried out in the parish.
It should be noted that the Metropolitan of Spain immediately after his election contacted the priest in charge of the church and showed his interest and love for the parish.
At the end of the Divine Liturgy, he greeted the President of the Greek Community, Maria Mitrou, the representatives of the institutions and of the Catholic Church and all the parishioners, who received his wish and blessing.
Immediately after, a dinner followed in honor of the Metropolitan at Pedralbes, which was offered by the parishioners.