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Enthronement of the new metropolitan of Thessaloniki Filotheu

With great splendor and all solemnity, in the presence of the Archbishop of Athens and all Greece Ieronymos, a multitude of other archpriests, a delegation from Mount Athos, representatives of military authorities, politicians and a multitude of believers, the enthronement…

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Gerontissa Gavrilia, “The Ascetic of Love,” canonized by Constantinople

The Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople resolved to canonize Gerontissa Gavrilia (Papayannis) at its session yesterday. Mother Gavrilia (†1992) was a Greek Orthodox nun known for her care of the poor and sick. She is affectionately known as…

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New Saint Canonized in Constantinople

Phanar—A new saint has been recognized by the Orthodox Church. In a Wednesday August 31, 2022 ceremony at the Patriarchal Church of St. George, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew signed the synodal act of the canonization of Saint Vissarion the…