Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew paid a visit to Cappadocia, accompanied by Metropolitan Varnavas of Neapolis and Stavroupolis, Danae Vassilaki, Consul of Greece in Constantinople, as well as her husband Emmanuel Kostidis, journalist, Archon Panteleimon Vigas and Georgios Papaliaris , president of the communities of Stavrodromi and Mega Revma of Constantinople, from October 14 to October 16.
The Patriarch and his entourage visited the imposing Church of St. Eustace in the city of İncesu in Caesarea, where they were welcomed by Prefect Aydın Göçer. Thereafter, for the remaining two days, the Metropolitan of Constantinople, under the direction of the Patriarch, venerated many reverences of our faith, where they sang hymns, including in the majestic Church of the Dormition of the Theotokos in Naples (Nevşehir) also renovated. , the completion of which is scheduled for the end of the year.
Particularly moving was the pilgrimage to the Holy Monastery of Saint Nicholas in Sinassos, at the entrance of which a sign thanked the Ecumenical Patriarch and the official of the Mother Church, Grégoire Hadjieleftheriadis, who contributed financially to the renovation of the Monastery a few years ago.
This pilgrimage brought to memory the Patriarch the previous pilgrimages and the Divine Liturgies he performed over the past twenty years and other services in various abandoned temples in the region, which unfortunately were not allowed by the authorities over the past two years. years.