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Metropolitan's Message

amfilochios kisamou“We replaced wisdom with knowledge and now we have replaced knowledge with information”, writes Thomas Eliot in “Waste Land”. Could we possibly make the Internet an important pastoral tool in the hands of the Church? Could the millions of people who daily surf the cyberworld palpate hope and discover the wonders of God and people via the Internet?" Believing that the Church's mission is to offer this world the opening of Heaven and to give man the prospect of salvation, which is Christ Himself, the question arises...  



Bishop's thanks 26/11/2014

eorti-agiou-amfilochiou-127aThe feast of our Father St. Amphilochius Bishop of Iconium gave the opportunity to the people of the place and the region to express, yet again, their respect, honor and love to His Eminence our Metropolitan of Kisamos & Selino Mr. Amphilochius, who feels the need to express his deep gratitude and many thanks to all those who advance together in the humble ministry of the local Church, the daily struggle for the relief of human suffering, with a common goal, which is one destination; the Kingdom of God. His thanks is heartfelt and is addressed to all individuals and Institutions.

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Ευχαριστήριο 26/11/2014

filanthropia new front«Αν δεν μπορείς να κάνεις σπουδαία πράγματα για τους άλλους, κάνε πολλά μικρά με σπουδαία Αγάπη»! Η Ιερά Μητρόπολις μας εκφράζει ευγνώμονες ευχαριστίες προς όλους εκείνους, επώνυμους και ανώνυμους, που από το περίσσευμα της αγάπης τους, στηρίζουν-στηρίζετε το έργο αγάπης και διακονίας προς τον πάσχοντα αδελφό. Έργο που σιωπηλά και αθόρυβα, προσπαθεί να επιτελέσει μέσα από τις δράσεις του Αννουσάκειου Θεραπευτηρίου Της, το οποίο φιλοξενεί και περιθάλπει 90 ανήμπορους συνανθρώπους μας, λειτουργεί τέσσερα Φυσικοθεραπευτήρια, Κινητή Ιατρική Μονάδα, Κοινωνικό Ιατρείο, Κοινωνικό Οδοντιατρείο, Κοινωνικό Παντοπωλείο, Οργανωμένο Δίκτυο Εθελοντών, Κοινωνική κουζίνα προσφοράς 1500 μερίδων φαγητού εβδομαδιαίως, απλώνοντας ευρύ δίκτυ κοινωνικής συνοχής. Ιδιαίτερα ευχαριστεί: Ελένη Σκαλίδη, εις μνήμη συζύγου της Βενιζέλου, 1000€, Ανώνυμος 250€, Περικλής Παπαδοπεράκης εις μνήμη γονέων του Βασιλείου&Μαρίας 100€, Ειρήνη Μαρκατάτου-Σεργεντάνη 150€, Αιδ. Ιωάννη Γουμενάκη 300€, Σύλλογος Γυναικών Κολυμβαρίου 100€, Αιδ. Νικόλαος Καππής 100€, Ενορίες Κακοδικίου-Πλεμενιανών 400€, Νικόλαος Ρεβελάκης 10€, Στάθης – Αναστασία Ψάρη 100€, Ενορία Παλαιόχωρας 200€, Ανώνυμος 500€, Σύλλογος Κυριών & Δ/δων Παλαιόχωρας 100€, Ενορία Αγ. Γεωργίου Πύργου 100€, Σύλλογος Κυριών&Δ/δων Νοχιών 50€, Ελένη Παπαδάκη 30€, Σύλλογος Κυριών & Δ/δων Κολυμβαρίου 100€, Τερεζάκη Μαρία 50€, Τάσος Σαίτης 700 €, Ιωάννης Παπαγρηγοράκης 100€, χοράρχης και χορωδοί Βυζαντινής & Παραδοσιακής Μουσικής 100€. Τελικά..., όπως λέει και ο Ντοστογιέφσκυ «η ομορφιά είναι εκείνη που θα σώσει τον κόσμο»!


Feast of St. Stylianos 2014

agios-stilianos-004aDuring the feast of our Holy Father Saint Stylianos of Pamflagonia, celebrates the chapel located inside the "Faldamion Building" of our Metropolis. His Eminence our Metropolitan Mr. Amphilochios officiated the Vespers and the Divine Liturgy. After the Divine Liturgy, he officiated a memorial for the repose of the soul of late Stylianos Faldamis, who was a great benefactor and donor of our Metropolis. His Eminence also thanked Mrs. Panagiota Faldami for the effective support to our Metropolis. Also our Bishop welcomed the presence of children of primary school, who attended the Divine Liturgy.



Speech on Volunteering 25/11/2014

ethelontismos molia 25Our Holy Metropolis, within the operation of the Training School for Social Volunteers, organized in "Faldameio" Building of our Metropolis, the second talk of the School with guest speaker Mrs. Chrysi Pefkianaki, Family-Systemic Therapist, Social Worker, on the topic: "Development of healthy communication and solidarity relations within a society." The coordination of the evening and the discussion that followed was appointed to Mrs. Katerina Karkala-Zorba, scientific collaborator of the Orthodox Academy of Crete.


Evening of Wishes and Thanksgiving 23/11/2014

A beautiful and warm feast event was organized in the premises of Tsatsaronakeio Cultural Multicenter on the occasion of His Eminence Mr. Amphilochios' Name Day. The choir of Byzantine and Traditional Music, the choir of artistic and folk music, as well as children from the dance group of Mr. Haris Koumis took part. Also, His Eminence Metropolitan of Philadelphia Mr. Meliton, the Mayor of Kissamos Mr. Stathakis, the Thematic Vice-Governor of Education Mr. Simantirakis and representatives of the Municipalities of Platanias and Chania gave their warm wishes to our Metropolitan.

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Evenings of wishes and thanksgiving for our Bishop 23/11/2014


Feast of St. Amphilochios 2014

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The feast of saint Amphilochios, Bishop of Iconium,which is also the Name Day of His Eminence our Metropolitan Mr. Amphilochios, was celebrated in our Holy Metropolis with due splendor. The Vespers, which took place at the Holy Patriarchal and Stavropegic Monastery of Odigitria of Gonia, was officiated by His Eminence Bishop of Syros, Tinos, Andros, Kea and Milos Mr. Dorotheus, while His Eminence Archbishop of Crete Mr. Irineos and Their Eminence Metropolitans of: Philadelphia Mr. Meliton, Petra & Herronissos Mr. Nektarios, Rethymno & Avlopotamos Mr. Eugene and our Bishop concelebrated.

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Pious tribute of respect, honour and memory 22 & 23/11/2014

On the occasion of the completion of one century from the birth of the messenger of love and reconciliation, the Ecumenical Patriarch Demetrios A', our Holy Metropolis and the Orthodox Academy of Crete organized a pious votive weekend (22 & 23 Nov), in memory of the Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios A'. During the votive weekend was presented the work of His Eminence Metropolitan of Philadelphia Mr. Meliton "The Sacred Path of Love, Peace and Unity of the Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios".

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Honorary tribute to the Ecumenical Patriarch Demetrius A' 22/11/2014


Feast of the Presentation of Theotokos 2014

During the great Marian feast of the Presentation of Mary, Our Bishop took part in the Vespers, invited by His Eminence Metropolitan of Rethymno & Avlopotamos Mr. Eugene, in the celebrating Holy Metropolitan Church of the city of Rethymno, presided over by His Eminence Metropolitan of Philadelphia Mr. Meliton, while on the feast day, at the invitation of His Eminence Metropolitan of Kydonia & Apokoronas Mr. Damascene, he concelebrated at the Holy Metropolitan Church of the city of Chania, in the Divine Liturgy, which was presided over by His Eminence Metropolitan of Arkalohori, Kastelli and Viannos Mr. Andrew.




Training School for Social Volunteers

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Announcement 5/8/2014

naos osiouFrom the Fundraising Committee for the erection of the Holy Temple of Saint Nikephoros the Leper it is announced that at the request of believers who wish to offer their love for the erection of the first church dedicated to St. Nikephoros the Leper, a special bank account has been created under the name: “Holy Church of St. Constantine of Syrikari,” Fundraising Committee, Account Number: 390/296090-78, National Bank of Greece, in order to collect money for the construction of the church dedicated to St. Nikephoros the Leper in Syrikari Kissamos, natal land of St. Nikephoros. Those wishing to make a donation are requested to use the account, with full details, in order to take a valid receipt. For further information contact: Tel. 28220-22107, mob. 6974843591 Fr Emmanuel Bargiotakis. The Fundraising Committee consists of people such as the Mayor of Kisamos, the Archieratical Superintendent of the region, relatives of the Saint, etc.

By the Fundraising Committee


Social Solidarity Actions by Annousakeio Foundation 2013

Our Metropolis, in the context of Social Solidarity, offers organised soup kitchens for people who are in need (unemployed, impoverished, economic immigrants, homeless, elderly, etc), as well as packages of food, clothing, medicine and free medical examination, in an effort to help cover the growing needs of our destitute brothers.

More specifically, the offer includes:

  • 67,525 servings of food: 105 servings for inmates of the Foundation and other attendants and 80 portions for people of the surrounding area, thus providing 185 servings total (X 365imeron) on a daily basis,
  • 929 bags with different types of foods: pasta, beans, milk, chicken, etc., an average 13 kg each, total: 12.077 kg, and 300 packets with sweets. This offer is categorized in the following way:
    • 840 bags of food for 130 people registered at the Social Grocery,
    • 59 bags of food and 180 boxes of sweets for those registered at the Aid-at-Home Program of Kisamos
    • 30 bags of food and 120 boxes of sweets for those registered at the Aid-at-Home Program of Selinon
  • For 95 families, medicine and medical supplies
  • For 193 families, clothing items.
  • For 35 families, blankets and various bed covers.
  • Free examination of the community, in particular 156 people, through volunteer work by 13 doctors of different specialties.

Specifically, for the year 2013 Annousakeio Foundation wishes to thank the following physicians: Schiniotaki Irene - ENT, Bouzakis Elias - Gastroenterologist, Tsourounakis Nektarios – Pediatrician, Sillas Dimitris - Physiatrist, Bonatakis Michael - Cardiologist, Voulgaraki Olga – Pulmonary, Paterakis Pantelis - Urologist - Andrologist, Tsouris George - Radiologist, Marakomichelakis John - ENT, Psarakis Eftychios - Surgeon, Moustardas Marios - Vascular, Athanasakis Dimitrios - Dentist, Costas Frangos - Radiologist.


Information - Applications for recording incidents and
document submission provided by the Social Services
of the Foundation.

Contact Tel: 2822022276 Fr. Antonios Aretakis