Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at Pikridion for Feast of St. Parakevi

On Friday, July 26, 2013, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew presided over the Divine Liturgy at the Church of St. Paraskevi in Pikridion (Hasköy) on the occasion of the community's patronal feast. The church is attended by many Romanian Orthodox Christians living in Istanbul.

At the end of the Divine Liturgy, His All-Holiness led a Trisagion Service for the repose of the souls of the late Patriarch Teoctist of Romania as well as the mother and daughter of Archon Panagiotis Tsakos, a great benefactor Pikridion Community. Among those in attendance were Metropolitan Amphilochios of New Zealand, Consul Generals of Greece and Romania in Istanbul, Ambassador Nikolaos Matthioudakis and Ms. Stefana Greavu, as well as faithful from the local community, Greece and Romania. A reception was held after the Divine Liturgy.

Source: Ecumenical Patriarchate