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His Grace Philaretos, Bishop of Pallini and Western Europe: Axios! Axios! Axios!

By the decision of the Synod of Bishops of the RTOC, the consecration of Archimandrite Philaretos (Klimakitis), Dean of the Western European Deanery of the RTOC, as Bishop of Pallini and Western Europe was performed. This took place on 09/22 October, 2017, on the 20th Sunday after Pentecost (the day commemorating the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council and the Holy Apostle James, the son of Alphaeus) in the Temple of the Azov Icon of Mother of God, in the city of Azov, during the Sunday Liturgy.

The consecration was performed by His Eminence, Tikhon, Archbishop of Omsk and Siberia, His Eminence Benjamin, Archbishop of the Black Sea and Kuban, Bishop Germogen of Gomel and Bryansk, and Bishop Savvaty of Vinnitsa and Khmelnitsk.

The Liturgy was concelebrated by five bishops, fifteen priests, and six deacons in the presence of more than 150 monks and laymen gathered in the city of Azov from all corners of Russia and abroad to participate in the Second Holy Sobor of the Russian True Orthodox Church.

 
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