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Ordination of Metropolitan of Austria


On Wednesday, November 30, 2011, His All-Holiness presided over the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Church of St. George for the celebration of the Patronal Feast of the Ecumenical Patriarchate on the occasion of the feastday of St. Andrew, First-Called of the Apostles. The Liturgy also included the ordination to the episcopate of the newly-elected Metropolitan Arsenios of Austria. In attendance were hierarchs of the Throne and representatives of the Church of Greece, the Minister of Justice representing the Greek Government, Mr. George Petalotis, the official Delegation of the Roman Catholic Church headed by Kurt Cardinal Koch, and hundreds of pilgrims from all over the world.

Photos by Nicos Manginas