The Hagiotaphite Brotherhood announces in sadness, nevertheless sadness in the Lord, Who was crucified in the flesh and resurrected from the dead, the departure from this world of its member Archimandrite Martyrios Dikey.

Archimandrite Martyrios, whose name in the world was Marinos Dikey, had an excellent education in computer training. He joined the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood as a Monk in September 2009 and was ordained a Deacon in November 2009. He was ordained a Priest in 2014 and became an Archimandrite in 2019.

He consciously served at his appointed ministries, at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Secretariat-General Office, the Patriarchal School of Zion, the Finance Committee, the Exarchy of the Holy Sepulchre in Cyprus and in the last few years at the Shrine in Madaba.

On Monday morning, May 19/June 1, 2020, he was found dead in his room by the Hegoumen of the Monastery of Madaba Archimandrite Raphael, and was taken to the hospital where his death was confirmed as caused by a heart episode.

On Tuesday morning, May 20/ June 2, 2020, H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos officiated a memorial service for the repose of his soul at the Monastic Church of Saints Constantine and Helen.

At noon of the same day, his funeral service was held in Madaba, led by His Eminence Archbishop Christophoros of Kyriakoupolis, with the participation of Archimandrites Inokentios and Ieronymos, Priests and members of the Madaba parish.

May his memory be everlasting.

From Secretariat-General