Archbishop Makarios of Australia visited Estonia to hand over the deanship responsibility of the School of Theology to the newly appointed dean during his visit to Finland as a part of the Patriarchal Exarchate in order to discuss different issues related to the Autonomous Church of Finland.
During his visit to Estonia, he met Metropolitan Stephanos of Tallinn and All Estonia, who invited Archbishop Makarios to attend a meeting of the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Estonia. He presided over the Vespers Service on Saturday at the Church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord in Tallinn.
At the end of the Vespers Service, the Head of the Church, Father Alexander Sarapik, thanked Archbishop Makarios for their contribution and their kind cooperation. He was also given an icon of the Holy Great Martyr George the Victory-Bearer, which was made in the 17th century, as a sign of gratitude.
Archbishop Makarios thanked Metropolitan Stephanos, the priests and the believers for their love and highlighted that “In Estonia, it is my starting point as a hierarch. I will never forget you.”
Metropolitan Stephanos of Tallinn and All Estonia presided over the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saints Simeon and Anna in Estonia.
Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia