The exact same Spiritual Father of the Orthodox Nation, our All Holy Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, overseeing the common session of the Holy and Sacred Patriarchal Synod, the Angel of our Orthodox Church, formally introduced to my unworthiness the Great Message of the Synodal Decision of the inscription into the Hagiology of the Eastern Orthodox Church of the Venerable and God-bearing Father Bessarion of Agathonos, the Merciful and Spiritual Father, a priest of our Metropolis and brother of the Holy Monastery of the Dormition of the Panagia Agathonos.
At this time, the semantra and the bells of our Holy Monasteries and Holy Temples are ringing joyfully all through our Metropolis!
But above all, the bells of all our hearts ring joyfully and tears of gratitude and reward run down our eyes.
I invite you all to ascend to the Holy Monastery of Panagia Agathonos, to hasten and kneel reverently in entrance of the incorruptible relic of our Venerable Father Bessarion and at 3:30 p.m. to chant a Festive Doxology of thanksgiving and gratitude.
At 3:30 p.m. I’m ready for you all on the Holy Monastery of Agathonos!
Through the intercessions of our Venerable Father Bessarion
Symeon of Fthiotida