With the grace of God, the Church of the G.O.C. of Greece's first Synod meeting of the ecclesiastical year took place at the church "The Unfading Rose" in Piraeus, Greece on Tuesday September 11/24, 2013 under the presidency of His Beatitude Archbishop Kallinikos of Athens and all Greece.
As is customary, before the first Synod meeting of the ecclesiastical year commenced, the Holy Water Service was served by His Grace, Bishop Demetrius of Boston.
Below, from left to right: Their Eminences and Graces - Demetrius of Boston, Photios of Marathon, Moses of Toronto, Gerontios of Piraeus & Salamis, Maximos of Thessalonica, His Beatitude, Archbishop Kallinikos of Athens & All Greece, Athanasios of Larisa & Platamon, Chrysostom of Attica & Boeotia, Gregory of Christianoupolis and Theodosios of Bresthena.
A Synodal Gathering of the Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece at the Port Authority of Piræus
Keynote Presentation on the Sunday of Orthodoxy: February 16/March 1, 2015 by His Grace, Bishop Klemes of Gardikion, Secretary of the Holy Synod
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