Service at Monastery of Panagia Soumela in Atmosphere of Reverence and Emotion in Trabzon

On the Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God, there was a lot of emotion at the Monastery of Panagia Soumela in Pontus, on the slopes of Mount Mela. team | 17 August 2020

The Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the monastery on Saturday, reports the Orthodox Times. Metropolitans Stefanos of Kallioupolis and Madytos, Maximos of Silyvria, and Ioannis of Zambia, who is Hierarch of the Patriarchate of Alexandria, celebrated the Divine Liturgy. The faithful received Holy Communion and paid homage at Pontic Greek monument.

It is noteworthy that the Monastery opened its doors to the public in July. The monastery had remained closed for a long time due to restoration works. Only a part of it opened last year, as the area is at risk of landslides and the monastery was not safe yet.

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