Σάββατο, 29 Νοεμβρίου 2014

HOLY SYNOD OF THE PATRIARCHATE OF ALEXANDRIA : AFTERNOON SESSION OF THE FIRST DAY - SECOND DAY OF DELIBERATIONS OF THE HOLY SYNOD

 

 
The deliberations of the Holy Synod continued in the afternoon of 26 November 2014. Matters placed and discussed were the deliberations of the Synod of Hierarchs convened last March in Constantinople, as well as the general Pan-Orthodox Dialogue in view of the Great Synod.
  
Following the end of the evening meeting, the newly-elected Metropolitans Niphon of Pilousion and Emmanuel of Ptolemaid, as well as His Grace Meletios Bishop of Nafkratis, presented before His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa and the Holy Synod the Great Message in the Holy Patriarchal Chapel of Ss Theodori.

 
The deliberations of the Holy Synod continued and were completed on 27 November 2014. During the second and final day, the Holy Synod discussed the prospects and the challenges of Inter-Christian Dialogue, the eruption of religious fundamentalism in the Middle East and in Africa, as well as the promotion of the financial self-sufficiency of the Missions.

It is worth noting that between the morning and afternoon sessions, His Grace Vasileios the newly-elected Bishop of Botswana who had just arrived from Athens, gave before His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria the Great Message in the Holy Patriarchal Chapel of Ss Theodori, after which he received the wishes of the Hierarchs
 

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