On Friday, April 16, Metropolitan Maximos of Switzerland presided over the Service of the Akathist Hymn in the Church of Saint Paul in Chambésy, Geneva. The service was attended by a limited number of faithful in compliance with the COVID-19 restrictions in the Canton of Geneva.
The hierarch read the First Stasis of the Akathist while Grand Protopresbyter Georgios Tsetsis read the Second Stasis. The Third and Fourth Stasis were read by Protopresbyter Vassilios Kotrotsios, Hierarchical Vicar of the Metropolis of Switzerland.
The Metropolitan spoke about the history of the Akathist Hymn.