Bulgarian hierarch leads the service commemorating Epiphany
In Langadas (the Greek Orthodox Church), in the presence of the Bulgarian Metropolitan Nikolaos, the local deacon mentioned the head of the OCU from the diptych.
On November 27, in the church of St. Athanasius and Sts. Acacius and Damascene the Studite in Langadas, the services were led by Metropolitan Nikolaos of Plovdiv. During the liturgy, the deacon read out the local diptych, which included the head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Epiphany Dumenko, the Romalewfronimati website reports.
The Metropolitan of Bulgaria was concelebrated by the local Primate, Metropolitan Ioannis of Langadas, Metropolitan Philippi of Naples and Thassos, Bishop Stefan of Andrianopolis, Hegumen of the Rila Monastery (BOC).
The Langadas Diocese is included in the list of dioceses being undesirable to visit for pilgrims of the Russian Orthodox Church. A complete list of dioceses is available here.
As reported by the UOJ, the Primate of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Neophytos, met with the ambassadors of Greece and the United States.