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  • Preachy - Exemplary Divine Liturgies for students by His Eminence

    Thursday, 18 February, 2016
      On Wednesday 17/2 and Thursday 18/2, His Eminence Metropolitan of Demetrias Mr. Ignatius serviced liturgies for the students of Almyros and Velestino High schools in the Church of Panagia Evaggelistria in Almyros and in the Church of St. Constantine on Velestino correspondingly.         Mr. Ignatius' both Divine Liturgies were preachy and exemplary. In the first liturgy, arch. Georgios Giannios while the teacher of Theology Mr. Sotirios Tsitsirigas in the second, analyzed the basic points of Divine...

    Tuesday, 16 February, 2016
    The 5 th Clerical Synaxis of Holy Metropolis of Demetrias was held today for the current Missionary year in the "Thessalia" Conference Center. Regarding their further education on the subjects of heresies and sects, our clerics dealt with the heresy of Pentecostialists: Arch. Augustine Myrou , PhD in Theology, preacher of the Holy Metropolis of Servia and Kozani, gave the first speech with the title " Answering the basic fallacies of Pentecostialists". The speaker pointed out that " Pentecostialists claim that they constitute the true Church of...
  • Holy Liturgy for the students, by the Metropolitan Ignatios

    Monday, 15 February, 2016
    In two Holy Liturgies of the following week shall take place our Metropolitan Ignatios: On 17/2 he will participate in the Holy Liturgy in the church of Panaghia Evaggelistria of Almiros and on 18/2 in the church of Saints Konstantinos and Helen in Velestino . The theologian Sotirios Tsitsirigkas will explain the Holy Liturgies in detail.    
  • Speech for the cremation

    Wednesday, 10 February, 2016
    A very interesting speech shall take place in the Three Hierachs library (Dimitriados -Ogl) on Saturday 13/2 at 7.00pm, by fr Christos Chachamidis, Phd Theologian, with subject: "Church burial or cremation? Entrance is free.
  • Love offering by the Parish of German Bielefeld to our Metropolis

    Tuesday, 9 February, 2016
    The Greek Orthodox Parish of Saint Apostolos in Bielefeld of the Holy Diocese of Germany, show its support and love to our local church by gathering and supplying foodstuff of 4.5tons. Our Metropolitan Ignatios thanked fr Dimitrios Tsompras who was the responsible for this mission. It is worth writing that children from the Sunday School but also German citizens volunteered in the gathering and the care of this difficult procedure.
  • Event for the memory of the Hebrews martyrs

    Thursday, 4 February, 2016
    The Holy Diocese of Demetrias organizes a memorial event for the Greek Hebrews that suffered and martyred during the burnt offering. The event shall take place in the Spiritual Center (Anth. Gazi - Kartali) on Sunday 7/2, at 11.00 am. The professor of criminology Mr Ioannis Panousis will speak with subject: "Living memories of the burnt offering". A music program with hebrew rythms will follow, and the documentary dedicated to the saving of the Hebrews of Zakinthos. The Metropolitan Ignatios will close the event with his speech. The entrance is...
  • The Holy Diocese of Demetrias celebrated the name day of the Metropolitan Ignatios

    Friday, 29 January, 2016
    The Holy Diocese of Demetrias celebrated the name day of the Metropolitan Ignatios on 29th of January. On the evening of the 28th January the Holy Vespels took place in the Cathedral of the Diocese, Saint Nikolaos, on which attended the Metropolitan Ioustinos of Krini and Kalamaria, Theoklitos of Vrestheni, Damaskinos of Velestino, Georgios of Katerini and Platamona, Chrisostomos of Triki and Meteora, Dimitrios of Safita from the Patriarchate of Antiocheia. After the Vespels, the chanter Efthimios Kapsalis was honoured for his 41 year service....
  • The 8th Annual memorial for the Archbishop of Athens and all Greece Christodoulos

    Thursday, 28 January, 2016
    The 8th year memorial for the Archbishop of Athens and all Greece Christodoulos honoured the Metropolitan of Demetrias Ignatios in the Cathedral of the Diocese Saint Nikolaos, after the Holy Liturgy. In the Liturgy and the memorial attended also the Metropolitan of Vrestheni Theoklitos, who talked about the Archibishop Christodoulos, how we need him, and how he sacrificed himself for church.
  • "Thematic Year of Culture 2016"- "Magnetes and the culture of flavors"

    Monday, 25 January, 2016
    Open invitation for all associations and institutions of Magnesia district concerning the events and actions of the "Thematic Year of Culture 2016" and the 2016 Calendar titled: "8 Womanish Consortiums take us away..." Deputy Minister of Tourism Mrs. Elena Kountoura will be present.   Saturday 30 th January 2016, 19:00 p.m., in "Xenia" hotel, Volos The cultural institution of Holy Metropolis of Demetrias "Magniton Kivotos, for the rescue of  cultural reserve", consistent to its initiative planning for the events and...
  • Interesting artistic event in the correctional institution of Kassaveteia (prison)

    Friday, 22 January, 2016
    On Thursday afternoon, (21/01/2016) an interesting artistic event was held in the grounds of  the correctional institution of Kassaveteia (prison) with the initiative of His Eminence Metropolitan Mr.Ignatius and the participation of the association for the prisoners support "O Estavromenos". The event included the blessing of the New Year Cake by His Eminence along with an interesting artistic singing program by the children's choir "DIMITRIAS" of the Holy Metropolis of Dimitrias. In the choir, students of the 10 th Elementary School of N.Ionia...
  • Visit of the Metropolitan Ignation in the Institution of under-aged

    Wednesday, 20 January, 2016
    On 19/1 the Metropolitan visited the Institution of Under-aged in Volos, blessed the new-year's pie, gave presents to the children and spoke to them and the cooperators of the institution. It worth saying that in the Institution 15 volunteers - cooperators give their efforts in its everyday functioning.    
  • The 4th Clerical Synaxis of Holy Metropolis of Demetrias

    Tuesday, 19 January, 2016
    The 4 th Clerical Synaxis of Holy Metropolis of Demetrias was held today for the current Missionary year. Regarding the general issue on Heresies and Sects, upon which our Clerics are educated, Very Rev. Vasileios Georgopoulos, Associate professor in Aristotle University, gave the first speech with the title: "Protestantic Fundamentalism" Rev. Vasileios mentioned that the term Fundamentalism comes from the latin word fundamentum meaning foundation and declares the return, the acceptance and the obsession to the foundations, to the roots of a...
  • The monastery of Saint Taxiarchs celebrates the miracle of Panaghia Paramithia

    Monday, 18 January, 2016
    The  Holy Monastery of the Saint Taxiarchs, in the mountain of Saint Georgios celebrates the Miracle of the Panaghia Paramithia, on Thursday 21st January 2016. During the evening of Wednesday 20th January there will take place the celebrating Vespels and on Thurday the Holy Liturgy and preaching. On the evening of the same day, after the holy vespels, praying to the Holy Virgin Mary will take place.
  • "The tales meet the dreams"- a book presentation in our nursery school

    Wednesday, 13 January, 2016
          The writer Stefanos Papadopoulos, invited by the nursery school of Holy Metropolis of Demetrias "Metamorphosis", through our annual program "Great painters in our little life", is going to present his tale "The postman cannot be eaten". For this purpose, two presentations will be held in "Thessalia" Conference Center, on Wednesday 20 th and on Monday 25 th January, at 5.50 p.m.     When the tale meets the dreams then we definitely are talking about art. Which form of art? Painting art, the art of...

    Wednesday, 13 January, 2016
      "Magniton Κivotos" , a cultural institution of Holy Metropolis of Demetrias, for the rescue of cultural reserve, successfully concluded the first "Thematic Year of Civilization" of 2015 with the title: "Magnetes and the Civilization of the Sea". Thematic Year already constitutes an establishment which delivers on the ambition of our Metropolitan Mr. Ignatios, in order not just to highlight the cultural potential both of Magnesia and Holy Metropolis of Demetrias but to serve the needs of the residents as well. From this bulwark, His...
  • Great celebration of the Theophany in Volos

    Wednesday, 6 January, 2016
    The Theophany was celebrated with great holiness in the Diocese of Demetrias. The Metropolitan Ignatios took part in the Holy Liturgy of the Cathedral Saint Nikolaos in Volos city. After the Holy Liturgy followed the Holy blessing of the waters. Afterwards, the Metropolitan and representatives of the local authorities, accompanied by the people to the city coast. The ceremony of the Cross throwing on the waters took place by the Metropolitan, who was on a boat. About 20 men jumped in order to catch the Holy Cross in the sea.
  • Message by His Eminence Metropolitan Ignatius of Demetrias, on the occasion of the Epiphany 2016

    Tuesday, 5 January, 2016
    "When Thou, O Lord, wast baptized in the Jordan, the worship of the Trinity was made manifest"      Dear Fathers, my beloved children, Today's feast of Epiphany is a glorious celebration. Heavens commune with Earthly life and our salvation mystery is being revealed in its entirety. In Jordan River Jesus is being revealed as Messiah, as God's son, coming to start his teaching and soteriological work. However, as we chant in the celebration's recessional, thanks to the Baptism, we have the first revelation of all mysteries,...
  • Celebrating event for young people

    Wednesday, 30 December, 2015
    The traditional New Year's youth event, will take place on Sunday 3/1/2016, at 8.00pm at the Conference Center of Thessaly. In the event all the yong people are invented, from 18 to 35 years old. The Metropolitan of Demetrias Ignatios shall bless the new year's pie, and attend the dinner and the other activities(music, chorus etc) that are  programmed to follow the event. A bus shall leave from the Spiritual Center of Volos (Kartali-Anth.Gazi) at 7.00pm for the people that do not have transportation vehicle.
  • Ordination of the Metropolis' archdeacon to archimandrite

    Sunday, 27 December, 2015
    Our brothers and sisters of the Metropolis of Demetrias felt very emotive moments in the ordination of fr Kallinikos, the archdeacon of our Metropolitan Ignatios for the past 7 years. This top step in fr Kallinikos' life took place in the church of Christ's Assumption, Volos, on Sunday 27/12/2015. Very touching and tearful words were heard from fr Kallinikos' speech, but also from the Metropolitan Ignatios. The new archimandrite will serve in the church of Saints Konstantinos and Helen.
  • The holy presents of the three wise men visit Holy Metropolis of Demetrias

    Monday, 21 December, 2015
    A historical event for our Metropolis is the visit of the Holy presents that the three wise men brought to the baby Jesus. The Holy presents are usually kept to the Holy Monastery of Saint Paul in Mount Athos. Fr Ioasaf is the responsible keeper of the Holy presents for this trip to our Metropolis. The Holy Presents are going to remain to the church of the Virgin Mary in N.Ionia of Volos, until 28/12/2015, and many events, prayings and Liturgies are going to take place. (  Full program in Greek)
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