Patriarch of Alexandria Theodoros II and his Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry celebrated the divine Liturgy
Patriarch of Alexandria Theodoros II and his Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry celebrated the divine Liturgy at the Shrine with the relics of Reverend Kukshi Odessa.
On September 29 at the Holy gates of the Holy Dormition monastery Odessa Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine Onuphrius was met by the Primate of the Church of Alexandria, and numerous hierarchs of Alexandria and Bulgarian Patriarchates of Russia, Moldova, clergy and tens of thousands of believers. About it reports a press-service of the diocese.
In the monastery his Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry greeted the first Hierarch of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria, who came to Odessa with a friendly visit on September 27.
Given all the Patriarchal blessings, the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and Patriarch of Alexandria made a festive divine Liturgy at the Shrine with the relics of Reverend Kukshi Odessa, which is in the Cathedral in honor of the mother of God “life-giving spring”.
During the little entrance, the Primate of the UOC in honour of the 80th birthday awarded the Metropolitan of Odessa and Izmail Agafangel the right prednisone cross during the Liturgy.
Upon completion of the Liturgy and moleben at the relics of the Reverend Kukshi Odessa, his Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry addressed with words of welcome to the Primate of the Church of Alexandria, after which he congratulated Metropolitan Agafangel with the anniversary.
For diligent long-term work in the field of Church his Beatitude Pope and Patriarch of all Africa Feodor II has honored Bishop Agafangel of the order of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Mark, and also gave him an inscribed Panagia. The Patriarch of Alexandria also noted the award-winning his Church benefactors who care about the approval of Orthodoxy.
The Primate of the Orthodox Church of Moldova Metropolitan of Chisinau and all Moldova Vladimir handed to the Metropolitan Agafangel, the order of St. Gabriel Banulescu-Bodoni. In his response, Vladyka Agafangel warmly thanked the primates of Alexandria and Ukrainian Churches, as well as all those who are bishops and presented them with the gift of the Holy icons.
As reported by PWC, informed his Beatitude Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa, Theodoros II on September 27 arrived in Odessa with a friendly visit. After the prayer service in the Odessa Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral, the Primate of the Alexandrian Orthodox Church addressed the faithful with a call to remain faithful to the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church.