FORTY DAY MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR METROPOLITAN KALLINIKOS OF PILOUSION

February 2014

The forty-day memorial service of the late Metropolitan Kallinikos of Pilousion was conducted on Friday 24th January 214 at the Holy Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Saviour in Port Said. The Divine Liturgy and the Memorial was presided over by His Eminence Gabriel Metropolitan of Leontopolis, Patriarchal Vicar of Alexandria and Locum Tenens of the Holy Metropolis of Pilousion, assisted by the Holy Clergy of the Metropolis. Present also were the Consul General of Greece in Cairo, Mr. I. Hatzantonakis, the Consular Port Master in Port Said, Mr. Dimitrios Kyriakoulopoulos, Clergy representing the Coptic Church and faithful from the entire Metropolitan District of Pilousion.

Before the dismissal of the holy Memorial, His Eminence Gabriel, the Locum Tenens, spoke briefly about the person of the deceased Hierarch, emphasizing his decades long dedication to the Alexandrian Throne, and speaking of the respect and love which the late Hierarch enjoyed from the faithful, passing on the prayers of condolence of the Alexandrian Primate to the fullness of the Holy Metropolis of Pilousion.

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