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Metropolitan Cleopas of Sweden visits the Parish of the Apostle Cleopas in Kalmar

On Saturday afternoon, 17 February 2024, His Eminence Metropolitan Cleopas of Sweden and All Scandinavia traveled by train to the city of Kalmar, Sweden, where he was received by Protopresbyter Father Christos Letsios and Presvytera Despoina Letsios.

Then the Metropolitan had a meeting with the members of the Church Council of the Apostle Cleopas Parish of Kalmar, where he was informed about the progress of the work being carried out and congratulated them for their dedication.

Afterwards, Father Christos and Presvytera Despoina Letsios hosted a dinner, during which the Metropolitan had the opportunity to express his own and the local Church’s praise for the obedience, willingness, and generally selfless offering of Fr. Christos.

The Metropolitan wished Presvytera Despoina a happy 80th birthday, but also congratulated her for her wholehearted support of Fr. Christos and her goodwill in promoting the work of the parish, and presented her with a gift, again expressing the congratulations of his humble person and the entire Metropolis.

On Sunday morning, 18 February 2024, the Metropolitan officiated at the parish of Apostle Cleopas, where he spoke with great eloquence on the Gospel passage of Canaanite Woman, praising Fr. Christos and his Presvytera for their presence and dedication.

At the end of the Divine Liturgy, Metropolitan Cleopas performed a Trisagion for the repose of the soul of the son of Father and Presvytera, John Letsios.

Afterwards, the Metropolitan and the community made their way to the parish hall where they exchanged greetings for the New Year.

At noon of the same day, the Metropolitan visited the home of Fr. Christos, where Presvytera Despoina served a meal, while in the afternoon, the Parish Priest and members of the Parish Council accompanied Metropolitan Cleopas to the railway station from which he departed.

Source: Metropolis of Sweden