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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...  



Ανακοίνωση Αρχιερατικού Μνημοσύνου 27/4/2014

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Easter in our Metropolis 2014

The message of the Resurrection of our Lord was spread throughout our Metropolitan region by the bells of our Parishes. His Eminence our Metropolitan Mr. Amfilohios celebrated the Divine Liturgy of the Resurrection in the evening of Holy Saturday at the Holy Metropolitan Church of the Annunciation in Kissamos, with the participation of hundreds of worshipers, many of whom remained until the end of the Divine Liturgy. He also celebrated theVespers of Love in the morning of Easter Sunday at the church of Archangel Michael in Kastelli and in the evening of the same day at the Holy Patriarchal Monastery of Odigitria of Gonia in Kolimbari, with the participation of priests of the region. Hundreds of worshipers participated in the Vespers, especially at the Monastery of Gonia.

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Pilgrimage trip from 22 to 30/6/2014

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Our Metropolis, respecting the many requests of Christians and in an effort to enforce people's piety, announces the organization of a pilgrimage trip from 22 to 30 June to: Macedonia - Thessaly - Circumvigation of Mount Athos.

For relevant information contact Mr. Emmanuel Botonakis, tel:28220-22128 (line 5, working hours)

or: HIMALAYA TRAVEL, tel:210-3225159, Fax:210-3251474, E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Life in the tomb - Arise, O Lord in our Metropolis 18 & 19/4/2014

The events of the Divine Passion were experienced by the people of our Metropolis with due solemnity. A large number of believers flock to churches these days to relive the Passion of our Lord. His Eminence our Metropolitan Mr. Amfilohios chanted the Epitaphic Lamentation at the Holy Metropolitan Church of the Annunciation in Kissamos and led the procession of the town’s Epitaphs, with the participation of thousands of believers. Upon return of the Epitaph at the Holy Metropolitan Church, he chanted a Trisagion on the tomb of his predecessor, (situated in the courtyard of the Metropolitan Church) blessed Metropolitan Irineos.

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Interview of His Eminence our Metropolitan in “Agioreitiko Vima”


Only available in Greek


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