THE HEGOUMEN AND PRIESTS OF ACCRA-PTOLEMAIS VISIT THE PATRIARCHATE
On Monday the 26th of January/8th of February 2016, the hegoumen of Accra-Ptolemais, Archimandrite Philotheos, and priests from this area of 12 parishes, visited the Patriarchate on the occasion of the elapsed feast of the Nativity.
The priests were welcomed by Patriarch Theophilos in the presence of Hagiotaphite Fathers.
At the meeting, guests expressed their respect, love and appreciation for the Patriarch’s pastoral care of the flock, manifested in the form of restorations of Churches, Catechizing Schools and parishes e.g. Abu Snan, Jdeideh, Eilabun etc. They went on to submit their requests, for instance the need for collaboration between Community Councils and priests, and the need to have their monthly financial aid and the monthly pension of the widows of presbyters increased for a more dignified living.
His Beatitude responded that He appreciates the fact that priests and the flock recognize the work performed by the Patriarchate and assured guests He would make every effort to satisfy their requests.
Having received the Patriarch’s blessing, Archimandrite Philotheos and priests went on to venerate at the Holy Sepulchre.
From the Secretariat-General