Name Day of Patriarch Theodoros Celebrated in Alexandria, Bishop Nikodimos Ordained

February 25, 2022

ALEXANDRIA – The name day of His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria and All Africa was celebrated with splendor and in a festive atmosphere in the great City of Alexandria.

Patriarch Theodoros officiated at Patriarchal Divine Liturgy, assisted by the Metropolitans Ignatios of Demitrias and Makarios of Sidirokastro, both belonging to the Church of Greece, Kyrillos Krini from the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Georgios of Ermoupoleos, Narkissos of Pelousion, Meletios of Kartageni, Daniel of Axomi Nikodimos of Nitria, Germanos of Tamiatheos, and Narkissos of Nikopoli.

Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria hands the archpastoral staff to the newly ordained Bishop Nikodimos of Niloupolis. (Photo: Patriarchate of Alexandria)

During the Divine Liturgy Patriarch Theodoros ordained to the bishopric rank Bishop Nikodimos (Totkas) of Neiloupolis, who was the Chief Secretary of the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Alexandria since 2019.

Bishop Nikodimos of Neiloupolis thanked all those who helped him throughout his priestly course. With a special feeling of gratitude, however, he referred to Patriarch Theodoros, because in his person he found a loving father, the man with the open arms.

Bishop Nikodimos said that “from the bottom of my heart, I feel the urgent need to express my gratitude to You first, Your Beatitude, because from the first moment you called me to serve in our Patriarchate, in South Africa first and then in Alexandria, you stood next to me as a real father. Next to you I was taught lessons of higher education, theoretical, and practical Theology. I have learned from you, not in words but in practice, that the deacon of the Mysteries of God must always be happy, always tireless, always praying, always envisioning, always optimistic.”

Patriarch Theodoros praised the ethos of the new bishop his hard work, his self-sacrifice, but above all his love for the Patriarchate and especially for the person of his Patriarch. For this reason, he chose that day, on which he celebrates his name day, to be the ordination of Bishop Nikodimos.

The Patriarch of Alexandria presents the newly ordained Bishop Nikodimos of Niloupolis to the congregation of the Annunciation Cathedral of Alexandria. (Photo: Patriarchate of Alexandria)

Patriarch said, “Dear Nicodemos, I consider you to be a gift of God for me, your Spiritual Father, and for our suffering Church and with this reasoning I chose to ordain you on the day of St. Theodore of Tyrone, that is on my name day’s celebration, so that the life of father and son can be connected even more but also to show you more clearly the most important parameter of the episcopal ministry.”

The Patriarch advised the new Bishop with the following words: “Never neglect this supreme duty, that is, do not neglect the Divine Liturgy and the Holy Communion, the highest of worship of the One and True God of our Fathers.”


BOSTON – The most recent Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate was convened at its regular meeting on November 27 and 28 – it is customary for it to meet shortly before the Thronal Feast of St.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


Mitsotakis: Today’s Bill Comes to Define a New Field in Which Everyone Should Move

ATHENS - At the end of August 2022, I announced a legislative initative for the upgrading and modernisation of the protection, the operation of the security agencies and the operation of the communications and after the change in National Intelligence Service's (EYP) leadership and the establishment of double check to the legal intrusions," stated Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis addressing the parliament on Thursday during the debate on Justice Minstry's bill on the lifting of the communications confidentiality, cybersecurity and protection of the citizens' personal data.

The holiday season is swiftly upon us: gingerbread houses, eggnog, and festive parties with our nearest and dearest.

PERTH AMBOY — People are asking questions about a storm protection proposal for New York and New Jersey that would be among the most massive and costly flood control projects ever done in America.

NEW YORK. A delegation of the Diaspora Sector of Greece’s ruling New Democracy party visited New York City December 1-4.

WASHINGTON — The House gave final approval Thursday to legislation protecting same-sex marriages, a monumental step in a decadeslong battle for nationwide recognition of such unions that reflects a stunning turnaround in societal attitudes.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.