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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...  



Πασχάλια Πατριαρχική Απόδειξις 2014

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Easter Encyclical 2014


Only available in Greek


Vespers of Love 2014

In the evening of Easter Sunday, April 20 at 6.30pm, the customary Vespers of love will take place at the Holy Patriarchal Monastery of Odigitria of Gonia in Kolimvari, officiated by His Eminence our Metropolitan Mr. Amfilochios, with the participation of the Priests of Eastern Kisamos. During the Vespers, the Gospel of the Resurrection will be read  in different languages and at the end of it, there will be a distribution of Easter eggs.


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


Interview of His Eminence our Metropolitan in “Agioreitiko Vima”


Only available in Greek


The excitement of the crowd

In the historic Parish of Voukolies in Kisamos, birthplace of His Eminence Metropolitan of Germany Mr. Augustine, was officiated today the Divine Liturgy of Palm Sunday by His Eminence our Metropolitan Mr. Amfilohios. In his brief sermon, His Eminence referred to the excitement of the mob during the triumphant entry of Christ into Jerusalem, as well as the behavior of the same mob a few days later, on the horrible day of the Crucifixion.

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Towards Easter 10 & 11/4/2014

In the previous days, our Metropolis organized two spiritual events at the church of the Annunciation in Paleochora and the Holy Metropolitan Church of the Annunciation in Kisamos, respectively. Mr. Dionysios Mouzis in Paleochora and Mrs. Eftihia Despotaki - Pefkianaki in Kisamos tried to present and interpret the path to our Salvation and the Resurrection of Jesus, through texts and hymns of the Holy Week, with the accompaniment of the Byzantine Choir of our Metropolis.

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Love came true after all!

With the message “help love come true” Annousakeio Hospital - Foundation of our Metropolis, in cooperation with the TV station “NEA TV of Crete,” held, in the evening of April 9, a Telethon of Love to support and strengthen the structures and actions of the Foundation. The response to this call of solidarity and humanity was truly beyond all expectations. In the course of just six hours was collected 107.500,00€!

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Great Lent Programme 2014


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