20 Year Memorial for Reposed Metropolitan Gerontios I of Piraeus and Salamis (GOC-K)

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November 17, 2014  (Source: http://www.ecclesiagoc.gr)

The first Metropolitan of Piraeus and Salamis Gerontios I of  blessed memory, was today honoured in our local Church, twenty years after his death on 13 November 1994. At the initiative and responsibility of our Reverend Prelate, GOC Metropolitan of  Piraeus and Salamis Kyr.  Gerontios II, our local Church honored this with special ecclesiastical form him who was sacrificed in favor of our holy struggle.

At the Holy Cathedral Church of the Dormition of the Theotokos Liturgy was concelebrated with His Eminence the Metropolitan of Attica and Boeotia, Kyr. Chrysostom, His Grace, the Bishop of Christianopolis, Kyr. Gregory, and also present praying in the Bema was the Chief Secretary of the Holy Synod, the Bishop of Marathon, Kyr. Photios.

Immediately after the Divine Liturgy, in which almost all the clergy of the Holy Metropolis participate, an holy memorial service was celebrated.

Immediately after the Th. Operation in which participated almost all the clergy of the Holy. Metropolis was celebrated Memorial Sanctuary. “For our Holy Metropolis, this anniversary is not one’s simple obligation or  an imperative action of protocol,” said His Eminence during his brief speech, adding that “formalistic, empty emotions, lacking any substantive action,  would be disrespectful to primarily of our first shepherd of Lacedaemon, who was fond of the works.”

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