The feast of the Twelve Apostles was celebrated with splendor, devotion and in a church full of people, at the Holy Metropolitan Church of Saint Paraskevi, on Friday, June 30, 2023, during which Metropolitan Apostolos of Derkoi celebrated his name day.
On the eve of the feast, on Thursday evening, the Vespers service and the Orthros were performed with the participation of the Priests and the Deacon of the Holy Metropolis as well as Protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Fr. Georgios Ladoukakis.
In the morning, the Archieratical Divine Liturgy was performed, along with artoklasia.
Metropolitan Maximos of Selyvria attended the Archieratical Divine Liturgy, as a representative of EcumenicalPatriarch Bartholomew, as well as Elder Emmanuel of Chalcedon, Metropolitan Stephanos of Kallioupolis, Metropolitan Elpidophoros of America, Metropolitan Andreas of Forty Churches, and Bishops Kassianos of Arabissos, and Paisios of Xanthoupolis, as well as Archons Offikialioi of the Ecumenical Patrchate and other devout Christians.
After the end of the Divine Liturgy, a luncheon was held in the courtyard of the surrounding Holy Metropolitan Church of Saint Paraskevi in Therapia (Tarabya).