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Today, September 16, 2019, Archbishop Makarios of Australia met Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem.
During the meeting, the Patriarch of Jerusalem honoured Archbishop Makarios with the distinction of the Grand Commander of the Order of Knights of the Holy Sepulchre.
Patriarch Theophilos said jokingly to Archbishop Makarios, “Now you are fully committed.”
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia led by Archbishop Makarios pays a pilgrimage visit to the Holy Land.
The Monastery of Saint George the Trophybearer is the first place to visit. Next stop is the Monastery of Archangel Michael in Jaffa.
Archbishop Makarios received an Engolpion from Archbishop Damaskinos of Jaffa.