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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew attends service at Church of Saint Kyriaki in Kontoskalion

Immediately after attending the service at the Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi in Baloukli, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visited the Church of the Community of Kontoskalion, which was celebrating the feast of the Great Martyr Kyriaki. His Eminence Metropolitan Theoklitos of Stagoi and Meteora presided over the Divine Liturgy at the request of the Ecumenical Patriarch, who is currently visiting Constantinople with a group of pilgrims from his diocese.

The Ecumenical Patriarch reflected on his recent meeting with Archbishop Georgios of Cyprus at the Holy Monastery in Baloukli.

“We are deeply honoured by the visit of the Archbishop of Cyprus. We hold him, as well as all our fellow Primates, in the highest regard and extend our brotherly love and sincerity in our discussions. Our commitment to strengthening Pan-Orthodox unity, which has been a central focus of our Patriarchate from the very start, remains steadfast. We have devoted ourselves to this cause and will persist in our efforts until the end.”

In closing his speech, the Ecumenical Patriarch highlighted the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s inter-Christian initiatives. He reflected on his recent visit to northern Italy, which concluded late on Saturday, and noted the recent official Patriarchal Delegation sent to the Vatican for the Thronal Feast of the Church of Rome.

Earlier, His Eminence Metropolitan Maximos of Selyvria, who oversees the Hypsomatheia District, and Alexandra Tsitsekoglou, President of the Ecclesiastical Committee, addressed the Ecumenical Patriarch. Additionally, Metropolitan Theoklitos of Stagoi and Meteora expressed his gratitude to the Patriarch for the warm welcome and the honour of officiating at the celebrating Church.

Photographs: Nikos Papachristou / Ecumenical Patriarchate