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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...  



Encyclical for the feast of the Assumption 2015

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Programme of Pastoral Visits 2015

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Blessing of Holy Gifts - Jubilee of 150 years of the Holy Church of Saint Spyridon

iovilaio 15Our Diocese, the Parish of St. Spyridon and the city of Kissamos have the great blessing and joy to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the historic Church of St. Spyridon, with the advent of the Holy Gifts of the Magi, from the Holy Monastery of St. Paul of Mount Athos, and in accordance with the following schedule: Click the image below (Only in Greek).



Ceremony of 'Promise' for the Department of Samaritans of Kisamos 31/7/2015

In the crowded venue of "Tsatsaronakeio" Cultural Multicenter of took place the 'Promise' ceremony of the newly-founded Department of Volunteer Samaritans & Volunteer Rescuers-Lifeguards of the HRC of Kissamos.

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Blessing of the fruit 2015

img 1059aΤhe Holy Metropolis of Kissamos and Selinon announces that on the evening of Sunday August 2 at 7.30pm, a Vespers Service and a Holy Paraklesis will be celebrated in the oldest church in Crete, namely Rotunda of Episkopi in Kissamos, presided over by His Eminence Metropolitan of Kissamos and Selinon Mr. Amfilochios. At the end of the Holy Paraklesis will take place the blessing of the fruit of the earth. Those who wish may offer the fruits of their labors (melons, grapes, etc.) for the blessing.


Deacon Ordination

pb203806The Holy Metropolis of Kisamos & Selinon announces that on Tuesday 4th August, at the Holy Cathedral of Saint Spyridon, a Divine Liturgy will be celebrated, during which the Deacon ordination of Mr. Emmanuel Kyriakakis will take place.

By the Holy Metropolis


"In the Colours of Life" Macedonia


Concert of Social Solidarity 24/7/2015

img 6512aPacked with people was the yard of the Orthodox Academy of Crete, as they all came to enjoy the Byzantine and Traditional Choir of the Conservatory of our Metropolis, during the event called "Musical Sound of the Aegean, Saltiness and Light." Sounds, music, dance and songs of the Aegean mentally took listeners to the blue waters of the Aegean, its culture, beauty and traditions. The experienced musician and choir director Mr. George Chachlakis conducted the crowded choir, accompanied by the dance group "Oneirokrites" of Evangelia Kounelaki, and acclaimed artists and musicians.

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"Musical Sound of the Aegean" Saltiness & Light 24/7/2015


Memory of Road Accident Victims 26/7/2015

The last Sunday of July, by decision of the Regional Government of Crete and the municipalities of Chania, has been dedicated to the victims of road accidents. Our Metropolitan Mr. Amfilochios officiated at the Holy Church of Saint Christopher, which is situated inside the Park 'Christos Polentas,' a space dedicated to the victims of the asphalt. At the end of the Divine Liturgy he celebrated a Memorial for the victims.

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Deacon and Priest Ordinations at the Holy Monastery of Chrysoskalitissa

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The historic Monastery of Chrysoskalitissa rejoices as two of the brothers of the monastery, namely monk fr. Meletios and Deacon fr. Nikiforos, were ordained as Deacon and Priest respectively. The ordainer, His Eminence our Metropolitan Mr. Amfilohios noted inter alia: "The answer to the multiple crises of our times is today's entrance of these two young monks inside the Holy Altar.

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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land - Jerusalem

Our Metropolis is organizing, from 25th to 30th September, a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Jerusalem with participation to the Feast of the Holy Cross (Old Calendar). His Eminence our Metropolitan Mr. Amfilochios will escort. Limited number of vacancies.

Information on: 28220 - 22128, 22018 (line 5 - working hours), Mr. Emmanuel Botonakis


Life, Paraklesis and Salutations of Saint Nikephoros the Leper

Our Metropolis has published a pocket-size booklet containing the Life, Paraklesis and Salutations to Saint Nikephoros the Leper. It is available at the bookstore of our Metropolis. Tel 2821022018 (line 5)


Call of Love from Annousakeio Foundation

anuu iconAnnousakeio Hospital, Foundation of our Metropolis, addresses a love call to support the ever growing needs of hundreds of people in need, who are served daily, through the welfare and social structures of Annousakeio.

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Social Contribution of Annousakeio Foundation 2014

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With our slogan being “Parity in ensuring human living conditions in every corner of our Metropolitan region, so that no one lacks daily food and medical care,” our Holy Metropolis, through the Support Services of Annousakeio Foundation, continued during 2014 as well, the operation of its Social Grocery and Clinic.

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