In an oppressive devout atmosphere and with the appropriate splendor, the memory of our Holy Father Savvas the Sanctified, called as the hymn writer says the saintly leader of the Monastics, was celebrated again this year, in Alexandria, the Queen of the Mediterranean.
The Great Patriarchal and Festive Vespers were presided over by His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, together with the Patriarchal Vicar of Alexandria His Eminence Narcissus Metropolitan of Pelusium, the His Eminence Germanos Metropolitan of Tamiathus and the Holy Clergy of Alexandria.
On the Feast Day, Monday 5th December 2022, His Beatitude Pope and Patriarch Theodoros II, officiated during Orthros and served the Patriarchal Divine Liturgy in the Katholikon of the Holy Patriarchal Monastery, con-celebrating with His Eminence Gabriel Metropolitan of Leontopolis, His EMinence Narcissus Metropolitan of Pelusium and His Eminence Metropolitan Germanos of Tamiathus. In the Holy Sanctuary also were the Rector of the St Athanasios Patriarchal Academy the Very Reverend Archimandrite Isaac Tsapoglou and the Clergy of the Patriarchate.
With words of paternal love, the His Beatitude the Patriarch addressed the faithful, to whom he wished that Saint Savvas, who is celebrated today, as well as Saint Nicholas, who will be celebrated tomorrow, will be a consolation, a blessing and comfort in the lives of all the faithful and their families.