RECENT DECISIONS OF THE HOLY AND SACRED SYNOD

December 2013

Jerusalem Patriarchate

The Holy and Sacred Synod, having recently convened under the presidency of His Beatitude Theophilos, our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem, discussed a number of significant issues of the Patriarchate, whereupon it has decided:

Firstly, to promote Timotheos, Metropolitan of Bostroi, from his position as head of the reformation of the Exarchy of the Holy Sepulcher in Cyprus, to the position of Exarch of the Holy Sepulcher in Cyprus, following the recent ceremony of the Opening of the Doors, and in view of the anticipated Inauguration ceremony of the Exarchy Church.

Secondly, to ordain Assistant Dragoman and until recently Archdeacon, f. Athanasios, as priest, and subsequently promote him to the rank of Archimandrite.

Thirdly, to promote deacon f. Eulogios to the position of Archdeacon of His Beatitude.

Fourthly, to ordain monk f. Antonios in Bethlehem to the rank of deacon.

Fifthly, to ordain novice Panayiotis, serving at the All-Holy Church of the Resurrection, as monk, include him in the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood and subsequently ordain him as deacon.

From the Secretariat-General

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