VISIT OF A CHAMPION OF ISRAEL AT THE PATRIARCHATE
On Friday 11/24 September 2021, Mr Cyril Radetsky from Ashdod visited His Beatitude, accompanied by his parents and His Eminence Archbishop Aristovoulos of Madaba, the President of the Committee for the care of the Russian-speaking flock. Mr Cyril Radetsky has been a Body-building champion of Israel four times and has received the silver medal in the Pan-European games.
He stated that his visit to the Patriarchate represents a big group of Orthodox Christians, members of our flock in Ashdod and asked His Beatitude on their behalf to be favourable in their ardent desire for the founding of a parish in their town, which will also meet the needs of the neighbouring town of Ashkelon.
His Beatitude received him in Fatherly love and promised to materialize their wish so that they may celebrate the Divine Liturgy in their town. Moreover, His Beatitude blessed Mr Radetsky and wished him the continuation of his brilliant career in athletics. His Beatitude also congratulated him for his desire to simultaneously cultivate his soul within the Holy Sacraments of our Church.