Austria canonical Bishops set details for 2023 pan-Orthodox Youth Meeting

The canonical Orthodox bishops of Austria met at the headquarters of the Greek Metropolis in Vienna to discuss the administrative, pastoral and spiritual aspects of Orthodoxy in the region.

The meeting was held on November 7, 2022, and was presided over by His Eminence Metropolitan Arsenios (Ecumenical Patriarchate).

His Eminence Metropolitan Serafim of Germany, Central and Northern Europe, Fr. Nicolae Dura, administrative vicar of the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese of Germany, Austria, and Luxembourg, and Fr. Emanuel Nuţu represented the Romanian Orthodox Church.

Participants included Metropolitan Isaak of the Antioch Patriarchate, the representative of the Georgian Diocese, as well as other delegates and representatives of other Orthodox communities.

The plans for the next pan-Orthodox Youth Meeting in the next year were discussed. The event is scheduled for September 30, 2023, with the topic “Love your neighbour as yourself – who is my neighbour?”

The Assembly of Orthodox Bishops of Austria examined the most recent developments in the sphere of Orthodox religious education, where enrollment increased this year.

During their meeting, the Bishops’ Assembly also prayed for the repose of Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus, who died after a protracted illness.

Photo: Greek Metropolis of Austria

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