A Divine Liturgy was celebrated today at the occupied Monastery of the Apostle Barnabas

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A Divine Liturgy was celebrated today at the occupied Monastery of the Apostle Barnabas.

In a written statement it is stated that “in the solemn hierarchical Divine Liturgy, the Archbishop of the Monastery, Archimandrite Ioannis, the Archimandrite Antipas of Mount Athos, the Elder and the Elder of the Episcopal Church of St. Iberia Patriarchate of Alexandria in Cyprus ".

It is added that "in his address, after his dismissal, Archimandrite Ioannis officially welcomed the new Exarch of the Patriarchate of Alexandria in Cyprus, assuring him that the gates of the Archdiocese and his Monastery will be open to him for any need during the exercise. of his duties on the island ”.

He also wished that a Divine Liturgy could be celebrated at the occupied Monastery of the Apostle Barnabas "without the presence of the occupying troops on the island".

The Bishop of Nitria, Nicodemus, "thanked the Professor for the warm welcome and hospitality" and expressed satisfaction with the presence of Elder Antipas in the occupied Monastery, with whom, as he stated, "they have connected him for more than twenty years of spiritual friendship."

After the speeches and before the departure of the faithful from the Monastery, a visit was made to the tomb of the Apostle Barnabas where a prayer was recited "for the redemption of our homeland by the Turkish invader".

Famagusta.News / KYPE