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Last “Goodbye” to Archbishop Christodoulos of Athens and All Greece

The funeral of Archbishop Christodoulos of Athens and All Greece was held on Thursday at the Athens Metropolitan Cathedral, followed by a burial ceremony at Athens’ First Cemetery. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew officiated at the service. The funeral was attended by President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias, Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis and government officials, the parliament Speaker, political party leaders, and MPs, as well as the Prelates of the Orthodox Churches around the world. All public services and schools remained closed on Thursday. Continue reading