His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel welcomed Thrusday, July 12, the Abbots of the Great Lavra and the Prodromos Skete at his patriarchal residence in Bucharest.
Following the reception, the Romanian Patriarch presented the Athonite abbots with holy vessels and several volumes published by the Romanian Patriarchate’s Publishing Houses.
In turn, Elder Prodromos Lavriotes presented Patriarch Daniel with an icon of Saint Athanasios the Athonite, the founder of the first monastery on Mount Athos, the Great Lavra.
Elder Athanasios Prodromites gave the Patriarch a replica of the Prodromitissa Icon of the Mother of God.
The two Athonite monks arrived to Romania on Tuesday to attend the celebrations of the National Cathedral’s Chapel in honour of the Prodromitissa Icon of the Mother of God.
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