Elder Bessarion of Agathonos Has Been Canonized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Today, June 14, 2022, the Ecumenical Patriarchate proceeded with the canonization of the beloved Elder Bessarion of Agathonos, who reposed on January 22, 1991.Metropolitan Symeon of Fthiotida supplied the next pressing native announcement upon the numbering of our Venerable and God-bearing Father Bessarion of Agathonos, who’s also referred to as the Merciful and because the Spiritual Father, among the many Saints of the Orthodox Church.

My expensive fathers and my expensive brethren:Having simply returned from Lemnos and being in Athens for the nameday of our Revered Primate, His Beatitude Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Hieronymos, I simply obtained, by cellphone, the message of pleasure and excellent news that all of us want!

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


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