With the blessings and encouragement of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, and the canonical permission of Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece, Metropolitan Cleopas of Sweden and All Scandinavia accepted the honorary invitation of the President of the Rizareios Foundation Board of Trustees Mr. Panagiotis Tsakiris and will travel to Athens on the occasion of the publication of his new two-volume study entitled Unpublished Letters by St. Nectarios of Pentapolis by the Apostoliki Diakonia of the Church of Greece to celebrate the Divine Liturgy on the following dates:
1) On Thursday, November 9, 2023, the feast day of St. Nectarios of Pentapolis, he will preside in Chorostasia at the St. George Church in the Rizareios Seminary (Rizareios 1, Chalandri – across from the Olympic Stadium) at 7:45 a.m. and subsequently preside over the festal Divine Liturgy at 8:30 a.m.
2) On Sunday, 12 November 2023, he will preside in Chorostasia at the St. George Church in the old Rizareios Seminary (Vasilissis Sofias 51, Athens – across from the Hilton Hotel) at 8:30 a.m. and subsequently preside over the Divine Liturgy at 9:00 a.m.
Metropolitan Cleopas will be accompanied by the V. Rev. Archimandrite Fr. Alexandros Loukatos, Presiding Priest of the Metropolitan Church of the Annunciation of the Theotokos in Oslo.