PROMOTIONS & APPOINTMENTS AT THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM
The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem convened on Monday the 19th of February/ 4th of March 2013, under the chairmanship of HB Theophilos, Our Father and the Patriarch of Jerusalem, to promote members of the Holy Sepulchre Fraternity to higher rankings, following a proposal by His Beatitude and a unanimous decision of the Holy and Sacred Synod.
The Secretary of the Holy and Sacred Synod, Archimandrite father Demetrios, was elected Archbishop of Lydda; Archimandrite father Makarios, the Patriarchal Vicar in Qatar, was elected Archbishop of Qatar; Archimandrite father Isidoros, Sacristan of the All-holy Church of the Resurrection, was promoted to the office of Grand Sacristan and elected Archbishop of Hierapolis; the head of the Community in the city of Birzet, Archimandrite father Philoumenos, was elected Archbishop of Pella and appointed to the position of Patriarchal Vicar in North Jordan; and Archimandrite father Nektarios, the Patriarchal Vicar in Constantinople, was elected Archbishop of Anthedon.
The ordinations of their Eminences the elected Archbishops will take place in the katholikon of the All-holy Church of the Resurrection, following their Messages on the day before at the monastic church of Sts Constantine and Helen, in this order:
On Souls Saturday, the 24th of February/9th of March 2013, the ordination of Demetrios, elected Archbishop of Lydda, will take place.
On Apokreo (Meatfare) Sunday, the 27th of February/10th of March 2013, the ordination of Makarios, elected Archbishop of Qatar, will take place.
On the Saturday of the Tyrofagos week, the 3rd/16th March 2013, the ordination of Isidoros, elected Archbishop of Hierapolis, will take place.
On TyrinēSunday, the 4th/17th March 2013, the ordination of Philoumenos, voted Archbishop of Pella, will take place.
On a day to be announced shortly, the ordination of Nektarios, elected Archbishop of Anthedon, will be held in Constantinople.
The Holy and Sacred Synod has equally decided that hierodiakonos father Kyriakos of the Holy Monastery of Abba Gerasimus of Jordan be ordained as Presbyter; that hierodiakonos father Chrysogonos of the Holy Monastery of Hojeva also be ordained as Presbyter; that the Abbot of Kana, Galilee, Archimandrite father Dositheos be transferred to the Holy Monastery of St Charalambos in Jerusalem; that the Abbot of the Holy Monastery of St Charalambos, Archimandrite father Kallistos, be transferred to the Abbot’s Quarters in Kana; and that novice Evryviades of Cyprus be ordained as a monk and then a deacon.
From the Secretariat-General