Address of His Beatitude, our Archbishop
Your Eminence, Metropolitan Agafangel;
Your Eminences, Your Graces;
Holy Brothers and Fathers, dear children in the Lord;
Representatives of our Sister Orthodox Churches, as well as Their Respective
Bishops, from Russia, Romania, Europe, America, Africa, Asia, and Australia,
I embrace all of you together and each individually with the
salvific salutation of joy for the world: Christ is Risen!
Indeed He is Risen!
W ith ineffable Evangelic joy and emotion, I welcome you, on behalf of our Holy Synod, to the land of Greece, trodden by the Apostles, and the progenitor of Saints.
I thank you for responding to our fraternal invitation to come and to participate in two truly historic events of our Genuine Orthodox Church.
Τhe first is the Inter-Orthodox Conference, for which we are gathered here today.
Τhe second is the Proclamation of the Sanctity of the ever-memorable former Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Phlorina, which—in God’s pleasure—will take place this coming Saturday.