The Holy Metropolis of Chalkida celebrated the 21st anniversary of the enthronement of Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Chalkida.
The celebration took place at the Parish Church of the Annunciation of the Theotokos in Kanithos, Chalkida, and began with the long-established arrival of the holy relics of the Holy Martyrs Raphael Nicholas and Irene from Lesvos.
Specifically, on the afternoon of Wednesday, January 11, 2023, Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Chalkida welcomed the holy relics with the appropriate honors, and then the Archieratical Vespers was performed, officiated by Bishop Philotheos of Rogoi. You can watch the Vespers by clicking on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7um7ByLsZqw
The next day in the aforementioned Church, the Orthros, and the Divine Liturgy were co-officiated by Bishop Philotheos of Rogoi and Bishop Philotheos of Oreoi- Chief Secretary of the Holy Synod, Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Chalkida and many Presbyters and Deacons, while Metropolitan Dorotheos of Syros attended the service, who, despite the adverse weather conditions prevailing in the seas, came and honored the Metropolitan of Chalkida.
The holy relics of Saints Raphael Nicholas and Irene will remain in the Church until Wednesday, January 25, 2023.