His Eminence Metropolitan Antony Selected As Member of Ecumenical Patriarchate's Delegation At The Holy And Great Council
Metropolitan Antony to Participate in the Holy Council





His Eminence Metropolitan Antony Selected As Member of Ecumenical Patriarchate's Delegation At The Holy And Great Council


His Eminence Metropolitan Antony has been informed that he has been invited to serve as a member the Ecumenical Patriarchate's official delegation at the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, to be held from June 16-27 in Crete. For the first time in 1200 years, the primates of all 14 Orthodox autocephalous (or self-governed) Churches, along with more than 300 bishops and others, will meet to pray and discuss issues of common concern.

According to the official press release issued by the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the composition of the delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate is as follows:

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, President of the Holy and Great Council

His Eminence Archbishop Leo of Karelia and all Finland

His Eminence Metropolitan Stephanos of Tallinn and all Estonia

His Eminence Metropolitan Elder John of Pergamon

His Eminence Archbishop Elder Demetrios of America

His Eminence Metropolitan Augustine of Germany

His Eminence Archbishop Irenaeus of Crete

His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver

His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta

His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos of the Princes’ Islands

His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph of Prikonnisos

His Eminence Metropolitan Meliton of Philadelphia

His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of France

His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas of the Dardanelles

His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit

His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco

His Eminence Metropolitan Amphilochios of Kissamos and Selini

His Eminence Metropolitan Ambrosios of Korea

His Eminence Metropolitan Maximus of Selyvria

His Eminence Metropolitan Amphilochios of Adrianopolis

Most Reverend Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia

Most Reverend Metropolitan Antony, head of the Ukrainian Orthodox in the USA

Most Reverend Archbishop Job of Telmessos, Permanent Representative of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to the World Council of Churches

Most Reverend Archbishop John of Charioupolis, head of the Patriarchal Exarchate of Orthodox Parishes of Russian Tradition in Western Europe

His Grace Bishop Gregory of Nyssa, head of the Carpatho-Russian Orthodox in the USA


Special Consultants:


His Grace Bishop Makarios of Christopolis (Estonia)

Very Reverend Archimandrite Tikhon, Abbot of Stavronikita Monastery of Mount Athos

Reverend Protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Throne Konstantinos Myron (Germany)

Very Reverend Sister Theoxeni, Abbess of the Holy Patriarchal and Stavropegic Monastery of the Life-Giving Spring (Chrysopigi), Chania

Mr. Panteleimon Vingas, Archon Grand Chartophylax of the Holy and Great Church of Christ (Constantinople)

Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou, Professor (USA)

Very Reverend Archimandrite Bartholomew Samaras, Chief-Secretary of the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and Secretary to the Holy and Great Council’s President.


Metropolitan Antony asks for the prayers of the faithful of our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church trhoughout the world for the safety and guidance of the Holy Spirit for the Hierarchs participating in the Holy and Great Council.

Visit the official web site of the Holy and Great Council at www.holycouncil.org.

For additional background information about the Holy and Great Council, you may also visit the official press office of the Ecumenical Patriarchate at www.orthodoxcouncil.org.

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