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Celebration of the Annunciation of the Theotokos at the Metropolis of Bursa

With the celebration of the Divine Liturgy by His Eminence Metropolitan Ioakeim of Bursa, following the permission of the Authorities, in the inactive Church of Saint Basil of Triglia since 1922, the Orthodox Christians of Bursa celebrated the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Grand Preacher of the Great Holy Church of Christ, Archimandrite Panaretos Psaraftis, liturgised along with the Local Shepherd, Metropolitan Ioakeim,  who came to the charming town of the Propontis (Sea of Marmara) together with believers and the Choir of the Slavonic Parish of the Holy Archdiocese of Constantinople.

After the dismissal of the Divine Liturgy, the congregation had the opportunity to first visit the adjacent magnificent building of the “Hellenic Schools of Triglia”, “erected in 1910 by the Metropolitan of Drama Chrysostomos Kalafatis, with the sponsorship and expenditure of the Great Benefactor of the Community of Triglia, Mr. Ioannis Saparis and people of Triglia”, and then the Church of Panagia Pantovasilissa, resisting the pandemonium of time, although in a dilapidated condition, as well as to browse the picturesque alleys of the ever-thriving seaside town of Bithynia, while the Local Shepherd Metropolitan Ioakeim, accompanied by Archimandrite Panaretos, visited the preacher-imam of Triglia Mr. Orhan Okran, whom he congratulated on behalf of the Orthodox Christians of Bursa for the recently started Islamic month of fasting (Ramadan).

The program of the excursion was completed with a trip to Moudania and a visit to the exhibition of paintings by the Art Workshop of the Nilüfer Municipality, hosted for these days in the Ottoman mansion Tahir Paşa Konağı with the theme: “Moudania-Triglia-places bathed in sunlight”, which is held with the aim of raising money to relieve the needs of earthquake survivors who were brought there from southern Turkey.

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