Monday, February 27, 2017

Episcopal Consecration of Astoria's Abbot Ierotheos Scheduled

The consecration to the episcopacy of the Rt.Rev Archimandrite Ierotheos Zacharis,Abbot of the Sacred Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery of St.Irene Chrysovalantou in Astoria,New York,has been set for Orthodoxy Sunday,5 March 2017.It will take place at the St.George Cathedral in the Fanar,the headquarters of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople/Istanbul,Turkey.Archimandrite Ierotheos was elected to be Bishop of Evkarpia by the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Patriarchate.Evkarpia is located on the outskirts of Thessaloniki,Greece,in the New Lands of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.*
The festive occasion will begin with Great Vespers on Saturday evening,presided by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.The following day,the first Sunday of Lent,which is called the Sunday of Orthodoxy,the Synodical Divine Liturgy and consecration will be presided at the cathedral by His Eminence Bartholomew,who is the new Metropolitan of Smyrna/Izmir,Turkey and Chief Secretary of the Holy and Sacred Synod.

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