CONSTANTINOPLE – The Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in its recent meeting under the presidency of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew elected Chief Secretary Joachim as Metropolitan of Prousa/Bursa.
Also, the Holy Synod elected Great Chancellor Andreas as the new Metropolitan of Saranta Ekklision (The Forty Churches).
The Ecumenical Patriarch also announced that Grand Archdeacon Theodore was elected as the Chancellor of the Patriarchate; Deacon Paisios Kokkinakis, Director of the Private Patriarchal Office, was promoted to Grand Archdeacon; Grand Ecclesiarch, Aetios, was appointed as the new Director of the Private Office of the Patriarchal Court.
The newly elected Metropolitans Andreas of Saranta Ekklision and Joachim of Bursa with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. (Photo by Ecumenical Patriarchate/Nikos Manginas)
According to the decision of the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate,the Undersecretary Deacon Grigorios Fraggakis was also promoted to Chief Secretary of the Holy Synod; the Synodal scribe, Deacon Vosporios Magkafas, became Undersecretary, and the Patriarchal Deacon Ecumenios Amanatidis was appointed to perform the duties of the Synodal scribe until further notice.
The Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate now meets with its new composition, which is as follows: Metropolitan Geron Emmanuel of Chalcedon; Dimitrios of Metres and Athyra; Ambrosios of Karpathos and Kasos; Apostolos of Militos; Alexios of Atlanta; Joseph of Proconnesus; Meliton of Philadelphia; Joseph of Buenos Aires; Cleopas of Sweden and all Scandinavia; Maximos of Selyvria; Makarios of Australia; and Kyrillos of Imbros and Tenedos.