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Enthronement of Metropolitan Basilios

Axios! Worthy! Moustahiq!

abpBKx150On Saturday 16 December at St George Cathedral, Sydney Metropolitan Basilios Kodseie was enthroned as Metropolitan of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines.

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The Metropolitan was enthroned by the hand of His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of the Antioch, and all the East. His Beatitude is in Australia for a short time and the Enthronement Ceremony was the first of his duties on this visit. The tour schedule is availabe on the website .

Many representatives of the Orthodox, Eastern and Western Catholic churches were in attendance to celebrate the event, including Sr Elizabeth Delaney, NCCA General Secretary. A video of the service can be viewed on youtube.

The General Secretary, President and staff of the NCCA pray for Metropolitan Basilos. May he have a long and blessed life of service with his church.

 

Left, His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of the Antioch and all the East, with his Eminence Metropolitan Basilos Kodseie as pictured on the cover of the order of service.