The Metropolitan of Portugal had the blessed oportunity to participate in the Liturgical Festivities which occurred at the Monastery of Saint Paisios Velichkovsky which inegrates the Canonical Jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchcate which is, on it’s turn, inserted in the Metropolitan Primatial Archdiocese of Chisinau – Moldova.
After the Holy Liturgy, His Beatitude was invited to participate at the Molobene in honour of Saint Paisios, The Protector of the great Monastery escorted by the Bishops present over there.
The Liturgical Festivities which runned all along the day, were presided by the Archbishop Jonathan of Bratislav, Orthodox Diocese which integrates the Jurisdiction of the Orthodox Church of Ukrania, under the Canonical Dependence of the Patriarhcate of Moscow.
Still were present the Archbishop Simeon of Podolsk, Orthodox Diocese which integrates the Jusrisdiction of the Autonomous Orthodox Church of Ukrania, under the Canonical Dependence of the Moscow Patriarchcate and Archbishop Justinian of Terespol, whose Diocese is set in the Autonomous Orthodox Church of Moldova in an equal manner under the Canonical Dependence of the Holy Patriarchcate of Moscow.
The Metropolitan of Portugal did participate also in the Panakide Office celebrated close to the tomb of the recentely deceased Bishop Doremidont of the Diocese of Edinet and Bricheni – Moldova (great friend of our Metropolitan and of the Orthodox Church of Portugal), together with the Orthodox Hierarchs already mentioned.
His Beatitude still had the possibility of aproaching with the Ukranian and Moldovian Bishops of the Moscow Patriarchcate, pertinente and relevant questions related to the pastoral in Diaspora, namely in what concerns the orthodox faithfull both resident or living and working in Portugal.
Our Metropolitan was generous and effusively received by the Ilustrious Abbot Paisios (brother of the deceased Bishop Doremidont) which did not spare no pains himself for receiving with the greatest Dignity and Love, the Primate of Portugal at his Venerable and magnificent Monastery.