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Orthodox Church of Albania celebrates last 25 years with Archbishop Anastasios

Orthodox Church of Albania celebrates last 25 years with Archbishop Anastasios

Photo: The Orthodox Church of Albania

21 August 2017

The Orthodox Church of Albania, with a Festive Divine Liturgy on 2 August, celebrated the 25th anniversary of the election and appointment of Archbishop Anastasios as the head of the church.

Many regard the canonical revival of the Orthodox Church of Albania as beginning when the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople sent Archbishop Anastasios - at that time the Metropolitan of Androussa, moderator of the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism of the World Council of Churches, and the acting archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

In a news statement, the Orthodox Church of Albania expressed joy and gratitude for Archbishop Anastasios.

“Even in the most difficult moments, with abundant blessings from God and the continuous support of the Orthodox faithful of Albania, he accomplished a real miracle,” read the statement.

In his message at the Festive Divine Liturgy, Archbishop Anastasios recalled the path followed by him since the beginning of his work till the present. He noted, in particular, that these achievements are simply the starting point of an ongoing journey of resurrection for the Orthodox Church of Albania.

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The 25th Anniversary of the Election and Appointment of Archbishop Anastasios as Head of our Church Celebrated

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