Amidst a festive atmosphere, at the centuries-old and under renovation Holy Church of Metamorphosis Sotiros (Transfiguration of Christ), in Plaka, the three-day festive parish celebrations for the Holy Transfiguration of the Lord and Savior were held.
On Sunday, August 4, 2019, a Divine Liturgy was held followed by a memorial service at the Holy Church.
The Chief Secretary of the Church of Greece Archimandrite Philotheos Theocharis presided the Eucharist.
In his sermon, the Chief Secretary of the Holy Synod stated that “Christ, through miracles, reveals to us His Divinity and a new life beyond its biological existence. We are all members of the Church, members of the body of Christ, members of His Kingdom and the Mysteries are the place of manifestation of the Glory of God”.
On the afternoon of the eve of the Feast, Archimandrite Theologos Alexandrakis preached the Divine Word, wishing “the spiritual glory of heaven to awaken our heart and cherish our thoughts, to give us the light of hope, the light of Truth…”
On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, the representative of the Archbishop of Athens, Bishop Pavlos of Neochori, presided the Archieratic Divine Eucharist.
The Bishop emphasized that we must “experience repentance and prayer to gaze upon the face of the Lord at His Second Coming; may we cherish the light of transformation throughout our life, to live in the light of transformation and to always embrace the Sacraments so that we will shine in receiving Christ…”