Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and Agios Vlassios went to Austria and Hungary, for four days, December 06-10, 2019, at the invitation of the Metropolitan of Austria and Exarch of Hungary, Arsenius, in order to give a series of speeches to the priests and the laymen of the Metropolis.
The first speech by Metropolitan Hierotheos took place on Saturday, December 7, in Vienna, where he analyzed what sin and passion are, how man is healed by his passions, how can his heart be cleansed, and his mind illuminated.
On Sunday, December 8, a Divine Liturgy was celebrated by the two Metropolitans at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Vienna.
The two Metropolitans then went to Budapest, where the headquarters of the Exarchacte of Hungary are located in order for the Metropolitan of Nafpaktos to speak to the faithful of Budapest about the spiritual life of the Christians in the modern world.
On Monday, December 9, the Metropolitan of Nafpaktos visited the Office and the Chapel of the Exarchate of Hungary, where the auxilliary Bishop Paisios of Apamea ministers.
Metropolitan Arsenius of Austria, after his enthronement, organized with great zeal the Metropolis of Austria and the Exarchate of Hungary, by ordaining new clergymen, establishing new parishes and renovating churches, among them the two historical temples of Vienna.