The circular for the announcement of the elections in the Holy Diocese of Paphos is expected to be ready on Monday, according to the Archbishop of Nea Justiniani and All Cyprus Georgios.
In his statements in Geroskipou after the ordination to elder and following the ordination of Archdeacon Odysseus Aspromalli as an Archimandrite, the Archbishop stated that "until Wednesday is the time limit, which the statute allows us to send the circular to announce the elections. I think the circular will be ready by Monday, it will leave on Monday to announce the elections.
The Archbishop of Cyprus, when asked about this, said that the Paphos people are free to choose from the many Archimandrites and Bishops we have. throughout Cyprus, the three who will make up the triumvirate that will come to the Holy Synod and which will choose one to be Metropolitan of Paphos.
He added that anyone who meets the requirements of the charter is free to run for office from all over Cyprus, adding that according to the charter he must have ten years of service in Cyprus.
The elections for the election of the Metropolitan Paphos is expected to take place after the presidential elections on February 19 and as the statute says in 40 days from the vacating of the throne, he added.
When asked about this, the Archbishop of Cyprus said that the first days in the Archdiocese are somewhat difficult for the reason that many people come to greet officials and ordinary people.
In addition, he said that the problems are both qualitatively and quantitatively different from that it was in the Diocese of Paphos. I hope God will help us cope with this work and these difficulties, he added.
In relation to the ordination of Archdeacon Odysseus Aspromalli as an Archimandrite in the Holy Church of Agios Spyridon in Geroskipou, he said that "it is a special day for Paphos today because a modest child who was my friend for seven years and I know him, a graduate of the Theological School, an educated man, became the Archimandrite of the Paphos Metropolis».
Thus, leaving Paphos, "I feel that apart from the other worthy ones we left behind, I am also leaving behind a new Archimandrite who will find a way to preach with his word and with his example to bring people closer to Christ", said the Archbishop.
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