Archbishop Makarios of Australia travelling to Mount Athos in Greece

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Metropolitan Theoklitos of Ierissos, Mount Athos and Ardamerion welcomed Archbishop Makarios of Australia to his Metropolis headquarters on Friday, April 5.

Archbishop Makarios was accompanied by elder of the Ecumenical Throne, Metropolitan Apostolos of Miletus, and the Abbot of the historical Holy Monastery of Saint Anastasia the Pharmakolitria.

Archbishop Makarios of Australia.
Archbishop Makarios of Australia (left).

Archbishop Makarios is travelling, via Ierissos, through to Mount Athos to celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation of the Theotokos at the Holy Patriarchal and Stavropegial, Great Monastery of Vatopedi.

This recent visit comes as Archbishop Makarios met with Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday, April 3 in Athens, and he also officiated the Second Service of the Salutations at Saint George in Phanar, Turkey on Friday, March 29, in the presence of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.

Earlier this year, Archbishop Makarios made another trip to Constantinople to launch his new book The Ecumenical Patriarchate – The Preeminent and Suffering Church.

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