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Great con-celebratory Vespers beneath the Acropolis, at the very spot where the Apostle Paul spread the Gospels

The Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Greece on Wednesday, on the feast day of Peter and Paul, the Holy Apostles, honored the memory of the Apostle of Nations Paul in a splendorous ecclesiastical manner, as St. Paul is the founder and patron saint of the venerable Church of Greece.

An Orthros service and a Divine Liturgy were celebrated at the dedicated cathedral of St. Paul in central Athens, co-officiated by several synodal Metropolitans of the Church of Greece.

The Metropolitan of Karpenisi, His Eminence Georgios, gave the sermon during the service.

In the afternoon, a great con-celebratory Vespers was officiated by the Metropolitan of Samos, His Eminence Eusevios, at the foot of the Acropolis in central Athens, at the very spot where the Apostle Paul spread the Gospel to the ancient Athenians.

The annual outdoor service was attended by numerous ecclesiastical representatives of other Orthodox Churches, hierarchs, office-holders, clerics and numerous faithful.

More Photos:  Christos Bonis