JOINT LITURGY BY THE GREAT SYNOD ON ALL SAINTS’ SUNDAY
On the morning of Sunday, the 13th/26th of June 2016, All Saints’ Day for the Orthodox Church, celebrated one day after the conclusion of the proceedings of the Great Synod of Orthodoxy at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, Liturgy was performed jointly by all the Heads of Orthodox Churches participating in the Synod. The service was officiated at St Paul’s Church in Chania, of the Bishopric of Kydonia and Apokoronos, hosted by the Most Reverend Metropolitan Damaskinos.
The Joint Patriarchal Liturgy was performed with great order and magnificence as praise to God for the fruitful completion of the Synod’s deliberations and as a testament of communion within the sacrament of divine Eucharist.
The Ecumenical Patriarchate’s Choir sang on the right, and the Church Choir on the left.
The divine Liturgy was followed by lunch hosted by Metropolitan Damaskinos of Kydonia and Apokoronos at the Patriarchal and Stavropegic Monastery of the Life-giving Spring.
This completed the proceedings of the Holy and Great Synod with doxology to God for having offered the Orthodox Church the gift of this experience of gathering together.
From the Secretariat-General