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New Publication Commemorates His All-Holiness’ Historic Patriarchal Visit to Stockholm

The Holy Metropolis of Sweden and All Scandinavia has announced the publication of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the 50th Anniversary of the Holy Metropolis of Sweden, a bilingual publication in Greek and English commemorating His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew’s historic Patriarchal visit to Stockholm in 2019 for fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s Eparchy in Scandinavia.

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the 50th Anniversary of the Holy Metropolis of Sweden begins with a chronicle of the Patriarchal visit. It presents the speeches delivered by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at his arrival to the airport in Stockholm, the dinner offered in honor of the Metropolis volunteers, the Patriarchal Divine Liturgy, the opening of the Museum of Hellenic Christian Heritage, on site at the Cathedral in Stockholm, the Syriac Aramean Cathedral of St. Aphrem, and the banquet and Clergy-Laity Assembly of the Lutheran Church of Sweden in Uppsala, along with the greeting of His Eminence Archbishop Sotirios of Canada at the dinner honoring the Metropolis volunteers.

This one-of-a-kind volume also includes speeches by the Metropolitan of Sweden; the greetings delivered by the Hon. Ambassadors of Greece and Cyprus, the Lutheran Bishop Johan Dalman of Strängnäs, the Syriac Aramean Archbishop Benjamin; and many others. It includes letters, press releases, and media publications related to the Patriarchal visit to Stockholm, as well as a note of gratitude: the thanks extended by the Metropolitan of Sweden to all those who participated and contributed to the successful organization of the semi-centennial celebration and Patriarchal visit.

This album, which was personally edited by Metropolitan Cleopas, concludes with the presentation of photos from the framework of the celebrations that took place, which are handed down to posterity and future historians, so that these events may be recorded and evaluated by generations to come.

This lavishly illustrated and lovingly produced publication is a continuation of the ongoing collaboration between the Holy Metropolis of Sweden and Apostoliki Diakonia on liturgical, theological, and children’s publications in Greek, English, and Swedish, all of which are aimed at the cultivation and spiritual edification of our flock and all people who are interested in the Orthodox Christian faith.

All those interested in purchasing this unique and historic album may do so on site at the St. George Cathedral of Stockholm, the Metropolitan Church of the Annunciation of the Theotokos in Oslo, or by sending their request to

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