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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...  



Book about Saint Nikephoros the Leper

exofillo bibliou osiou nikiforou site 3Our Holy Metropolis announces that our Metropolis has published a book dedicated to St. Nikephoros the Leper. The book includes the Act of Canonization of the Saint, His entire Asmatic Sequence, approved by the Holy Synod of the Church of Crete, the life and works of the Saint, anecdotal testimonies of His miraculous interventions, as well as unpublished photographs. It is available at the bookstore of the Metropolis, tel. 2822022128, line 5.

By the Holy Metropolis


Christmas Divine Liturgy 2014

img 8368aLike every year, with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan of Kisamos and Selinon Mr. Amfilochios and also presided over by him, will take place the Christmas Divine Liturgy, on Christmas Eve, Wednesday 24 December 2014, from 21.00 to 24:00, in the Cave of St. John the Hermit in Marathokefala, Kisamos. The Vespers of the feast will start at 20.00. The fires, shepherds, animals and the natural surroundings of the Holy Cave, as well as the Byzantine splendor of the shrine, will affect our souls and we will mentally travel to the Holy City of Bethlehem, where Christ our Savior was incarnated.

By the Parish of Spilia


The Youth Gatherings of our Metropolis "The Fellowship of Joy" invite you to their Christmas event ...

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Click on the image for the invitation (Only in Greek).


Christmas Events of our Holy Metropolis 2014

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Click to view the invitation (in Greek).


Το καράβι των ευχών...ρίχνει άγκυρα μελωδικά!!! 19/12/2014


You can help love become reality!!

Crusade of love - Collection of food

annu front 14 agapi praksiAnnousakeio Infirmary, a Foundation of our Holy Metropolis, in an effort to meet the increasing needs of vulnerable social groups of the country and the wider region (homeless, unemployed, poor, immigrants, etc.) organizes a crusade of love to collect oil, food, clothing, which becomes available through the Social Grocery, Social Kitchen as well as the Social Services of the Foundation, to individuals and families facing the daily problems of survival. On a weekly basis, it offers 1,500 food portions, food parcels, clothing, medicines, etc. You could help too! Offer your love to those who, this Christmas, are waiting for Christ to warm their loneliness, to feed their hunger, to ease their pain. Contact telephone: 2822022276, Fax:2822023747 email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Account Number: National Bank of Greece IBAN: GR3301103900000039029608773.


Calendar 2015

exofillo-hmerol-2015Our Holy Metropolis announces the release of the new Pocket Calendar of our Holy Metropolis, dedicated to the great Saint of the place and the Universe, Saint Nikephorus the Leper. The Calendar includes a short description of His life as well as His Paraklesis, testimonies of miracles, as well as the hitherto unpublished Act of Canonization of the Saint. It is available at the bookstore of the Metropolis, tel. 2822022128, line 5.


Training School for Social Volunteers

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Available only in Greek.


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