The feast of St. John the Baptist was celebrated with splendor in the Municipality of Molenbeek-St-Jean in Brussels.
On the afternoon of the Theophany, January 6, 2022, Bishop Joachim of Apollonia presided over the Vespers. Metropolitan Athenagoras of Belgium and clergy from Brussels attended the service.
On the day of the feast of the Synaxis of St John the Baptist, Friday, January 7, 2022, Metropolitan Athenagoras of Belgium presided over the Divine Liturgy, along with Bishop Joachim of Apollonia, and clergy of the Metropolis of Belgium.
At the end of the Divine Liturgy, Metropolitan Athenagoras thanked the new Hierarchical Head of the Parish, Treasurer Efstathios Vamvakas, for the preparation of the feast and wished him a good and fruitful ministry. In addition, he thanked the Protosyncellus of the Diocese, Archimandrite Philadelphos Kafalis for his ministry as a priest in the Parish, as well as the other clergy for their presence and participation in the parish. The Metropolitan of Belgium wished to those present a blessed and fruitful year.