October 2007 = Election of the Bishop of Olympu

  • The Sacred Synod, keeping in mind the pastoral needs of its flock abroad, decided at the October 11 session to elect a bishop for Russia. From the candidates, the Very Rev. Archimandrite Nektariy Yashunsky, rector of the Sacred Church of the Panaghia Pantanassa in St. Petersburg, was elected. The new bishop received the title of the venerable Diocese of Olympu. The consecration took place in Athens on October 12 in the Cathedral of the Holy Apostles, presided over by His Beatitude Archbishop k. Makarios, our First Hierarch, together with the other members of the Sacred Synod.