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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to visit Thrace in September

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople will be making a trip to Thrace to visit Sapes and Komotini.

In particular, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will visit the region to welcome the icon of the Virgin Mary “Axion Esti”. The icon which is coming from by Mount Athos will be available for veneration at the Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Theotokos from September 6 to 12. On Thursday, September 8, it will then be taken to Sapes at 13.00.

The Municipality of Maroneia-Sapes announced the following: “The seat of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople was visited by the Mayor of Maroneia-Sapes, Dinos Charitopoulos, who was warmly welcomed by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.

The meeting took place at the request of the Mayor and the blessing, consent and warm support of Metropolitan Panteleimon of Maroneia and Komotini and its object was the acceptance by the Ecumenical Patriarch of his invitation to visit Sapes on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at 13:00, in the context of the reception and hosting of the Holy Icon of the “Axion Esti” by the Metropolis of Maroneia and Komotini.”