New Publication Commemorates Historic Patriarchal Visit of His All Holiness to Stockholm

The Holy Metropolis of Sweden and all of Scandinavia has announced the publication of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the 50th anniversary of the Holy Metropolis of Swedena bilingual publication in Greek and English commemorating the historic patriarchal visit of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Stockholm in 2019 for the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Eparchy in Scandinavia.

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the 50th anniversary of the Holy Metropolis of Sweden begins with a chronicle of the patriarchal visitation. It features speeches by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew upon his arrival at Stockholm airport, the dinner given in honor of Metropolis volunteers, the Patriarchal Divine Liturgy, the opening of the Hellenic Christian Heritage Museum, on site at Stockholm Cathedral, the Syriac-Aramaic Cathedral of St. Aphrem and the banquet and clergy-laity assembly of the Lutheran Church of Sweden in Uppsala, as well as greetings from His Eminence Archbishop Sotirios of Canada during the dinner in honor of Metropolis volunteers.

This one-of-a-kind volume also includes speeches by the Metropolitan of Sweden; the greetings delivered by the Hon. the Ambassadors of Greece and Cyprus, the Lutheran Bishop Johan Dalman of Strängnäs, the Syriac Aramaic Archbishop Benjamin; and many more. It includes letters, press releases and media releases related to the Patriarchal visit to Stockholm, as well as a note of gratitude: the Metropolitan of Sweden’s thanks to all who participated and contributed to the successful organization of the semi-centenary celebration and patriarchal visit.

This album, edited personally by Metropolitan Cleopas, concludes with the presentation of photos within the framework of the celebrations that took place, which are transmitted to posterity and to future historians, so that these events can be recorded and evaluated by generations. coming. .

This lavishly illustrated and lovingly produced publication is a continuation of the ongoing collaboration between the Holy Metropolis of Sweden and Apostoliki Diakonia on liturgical, theological and children’s publications in Greek, English and Swedish, all aimed at culture and spiritual edification of our flock and of all people interested in the Orthodox Christian faith.

Anyone interested in purchasing this unique and historic album can do so on site at St. George’s Cathedral in Stockholm, at the Metropolitan Church of the Annunciation of the Theotokos in Oslo, or by sending their request to [email protected]

Jacob L. Thornton