On Monday October 25/November 7, His Eminence celebrated the vigil service in honor of the Holy and Glorious Great Martyr Demetrius, together with clergy of the Metropolis, monastics, and faithful. The compassionate service was made brilliant by the grace of the prizewinner, according to the monastic tradition. Many faithful came from different parts of the country to honor the saint, and to support our Archpastor, His Eminence Demetrius.
In the morning of the next day, a festive Hierarchical Liturgy was served by His Eminence, together with His Grace Bishop Christodoulos, and clergy of the Metropolis and Monastery. A festive meal was celebrated thereafter. After the meal, the traditional “Panagia” service was held in the trapeza. From there, the faithful processed back to the main Church of the Monastery, to complete the services of the day with the canon to St. Demetrius and the “polychronio” to His Eminence, according to the tradition of the Holy Mountain of Athos.
We wish His Eminence many blessed years, and through the prayers of Saint Demetrius, may he continue to guide us along the path of salvation.