Hierarchical Concelebration at the Monastery of Saints Cyprian and Justina

On Thomas Sunday, our Metropolitan was invited to serve the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Monastery of Saints Cyprian and Justina in Fili, Attica, Greece. Together with His Eminence, His Grace Bishop Clement of Gardikiou, and the newly-ordained Bishop of Pelagonia, Bishop Maximus, served. The Abbot of the monastery, Elder Theodosios and clergy of the monastery also served. His Grace, Bishop Ambrose of Methone, prayed together with the Hierarchs in the sanctuary, but did not serve since he was not feeling well.
Our Metropolitan preached the sermon.
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