Hellenism of Central Europe attended the requiem mass being held in honor of the late Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Austria-Exarch of Hungary and Central Europe Michael at Hagia Triada Church of the Greek historical area in Vienna.
Representatives of the Greek and Cypriot authorities were also present to the requiem mass as well as representatives of Austrian authorities and many worshippers.
During a speech, His Eminence Metropolitan Iosif of Proikonissos praised the humanitarian work of the late Metropolitan of Austria Michael.
Metropolitan Michael of Austria and Exarch of Hungary and Mid-Europe passed away on the 18th of October at the age of 65 after losing the fight against cancer.
His Grace Bishop elect Arsenios (Kardamakis) is going to succeed Metropolitan Michael of Austria. Bishop elect Arsenios (Kardamakis) currently serves on the Church and Society Commission of the Conference of European Churches (CEC). His ordination will be held at the Ecumenical Patriarchate on November 30 and his installation as the new Metropolitan of Austria and Exarch of Hungary and Central Europe in Vienna on Sunday December 4.