Tuesday 2 July 2019 His Eminence Archbishop Makarios and the overseas
hierarchs, priests and lay guests who came to be present at His enthronement,
visited the Holy Greek Orthodox Monastery of Pantanassa. The Abbot and fathers
of the monastery escorted Him to the chapel of saints Isaac & Ephraim the
Syrians where the traditional welcoming service was held.
The atmosphere was electrifying, expressing the joy of all those present since the host for everyone was our Lady Theotokos Panayia Pantanassa. At the end of the service the Abbot of the monastery Very Rev Archimandrite Eusebios welcomed His Eminence with a heartfelt address expressing his pleasure and spiritual joy. In his address the Abbot made reference to the enthronement speech of His Eminence saying that His words brought much spiritual joy, peace of heart and mind and a new vision for the Orthodox Church in Australia. The Abbot concluded, “You [Your Eminence] with Your patristic image and logos, show us ‘in freedom and dialogue’ Him, who said and is and will be now and always ‘the way, the truth and the [eternal] life.’ This give us much peace.”
His Eminence responded with a heartfelt message, expressing His gratitude to the Lord for His appointment as Archbishop of Australia.
Φωτογραφικά στιγμιότυπα και βίντεο από την επίσημη επίσκεψη του Αρχιεπισκόπου Αυστραλίας κ.κ. Μακαρίου στη Ιερά Μονή Παναγίας της Παντανάσσης, στο Mangrove Creek.