Through the intercessions of the Holy glorious all-praised Apostle Mark, the deliberations of the Extraordinary Holy Synod of the Hierarchy of the ancient Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa was completed, under the presidency of His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa and which took place in the Great City of Alexandria, from 10th to 12th January 2022.
The Hierarchy of the Alexandrian Throne, during its three-day session, dealt with the issues of the pre-announced Agenda, as follows:
a) The Activity Report of His Beatitude was heard.
b) In connection with the meeting, the Patriarch announced the founding of the newly established Diocese of Jinja and Eastern Uganda by detachment from the Holy Diocese of Gulu and Northern Uganda, signed by the relevant Patriarchal Tome.
Thereafter, the following presentations were given by the commissioned Metropolitans and Bishops:
1. His Eminence Cameroon on the topic: “Facing the Introduction of Orthodox Churches on the African Continent”.
2. His Eminence Arusha on the topic: “The Course and Work of Missions in the Midst of a Pandemic”.
After each presentation, there was a long discussion and commentary.
Due to his non-attendance, it was decided that it was better to postpone the informative Presentation by His Eminence Seraphim, Metropolitan of Zimbabwe and Angola.
Then, in order of seniority, the Metropolitan and Bishop Hierarchs of the Throne read the relevant activity reports of their Provinces.
Thereafter, by Venerable proposal of the Primate of Alexandria, the Holy Synod proceeded to the election of Hierarchs, transfers and elevations, as follows:
His Eminence Metropolitan Narcissus of Naucratis to Metropolitan of Pilousion.
His Eminence Metropolitan Panteleimon of Brazzaville and Gabon to Metropolitan of Naucratis.
His Eminence Metropolitan Ieronymos of Bukoba to Metropolitan of Kampala.
His Eminence Metropolitan Theodosius of Kananga to Metropolitan of Kinshasa.
His Grace Provincial Bishop Sylvester of Gulu to Provincial Bishop of Jinja and Eastern Uganda.
The Very Reverend Archimandrite Chrysostomos Maidonis to Provincial Bishop of Bukoba.
The Very Reverend Archimandrite Nektarios Kabouye to Provincial Bishop of Gulu and Northern Uganda. The Very Reverend Archimandrite Chariton Mousoungayi to Metropolitan of Kananga.
The Very Reverend Archimandrite Themistocles Adamopoulos to Auxiliary Bishop of Nilopolis (transferred to the Holy Metropolis of Guinea).
The Very Reverend Archimandrite Kosmas Thasitis to Auxiliary Bishop of Konstantianis (transferred to the Holy Metropolis of Katanga).
The Very Reverend Archimandrite Nicodemus Totkas to Auxiliary Bishop of Nilopolis (Auxiliary Bishop of His Beatitude).
The deliberations of the Holy Synod ended with the Services of the Great Messages of the newly elected bishops of the Throne.
The Holy Synod of the Hierarchy of the ancient Alexandrian Throne, glorifying the glorious Name of the Holy God in Trinity, prays together with His Beatitude for the success of all efforts in the Vineyard of Africa and for the grace of the Holy Spirit to come upon all those who work for the spread of the Word of our Lord Jesus Christ “to whom be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen!"