Wednesday, August 10, 2022

    Metropolitan Epifaniy prays on Imbros Island

    Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv during his visit to Imbros Island to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the priesthood of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew prayed on the episcopal throne in the Metropolitan Temple of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

    That’s according to Orthodox Times. The prayer was broadcast live by the Ecumenical Patiarchate’s press service.

    The Metropolitan of Kyiv, after the end of the doxology, addressing Metropolitan Kyrillos of Imbros, stressed that “I am very happy to be here with you today, to participate in the joy of the First among the Primates, who celebrates 60 years of priesthood here in the beautiful island of Imbros.”

    On the morning of August 13, Metropolitan Epifaniy is taking take part in the solemn service on the occasion of the anniversary, where he is concelebrating with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria, and All Africa, and hierarchs-representatives of the Church of Greece and Church of Cyprus.

    It is worth noting that Metropolitan Epifaniy is accompanied by Archbishop of Chernihiv and Nizhyn, Evstratiy (Zoria), who also announced his arrival on the island through pictures he posted on his social media account.