The Synaxis of Panagia Pafsolipi (Greek: the Virgin Mary who dispels grief and brings joy), whose holy icon is kept in the church of the Theological School of Chalki, was celebrated yesterday, Thursday, August 31, 2023.
Metropolitan Andreas of Forty Churches presided over the Orthros and the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy.
The Abbot, believers from the Princes’ Islands and Constantinople, as well as groups of pilgrims from various regions of Greece and Cyprus, also attended the service.
At the end of the Divine Liturgy, a reception followed at the Great Synodikon of the School, during which the Abbot addressed the faithful, while the Metropolitan of Forty Churches briefly referred to the feast of the Virgin Mary.
Then, a luncheon followed which was blessed by the High Priest.