Visit of Metropolitan Photios 2018

The Holy Metropolis of America was recently blessed with the visit of His Eminence Metropolitan Photios of Demetrias, a member of the Holy Eparchial Synod of America.

His Eminence arrived on Thursday, June 8/21. On Saturday, June 10/23,he visited the Convent of Saint Syncletike in Long Island, New York, on their Feast Day. The next day, Sunday, June 11/24, he served at the Cathedral of Saint Markella in Astoria, New York.

Metropolitan Photios also attended the Clergy Synaxis and was at the Feast Day of the Monastery of St. John of San Francisco in Cobleskill, New York, on Saturday, June 17/30.

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