The Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate unanimously agreed to the elevation of His Grace Bishop Seraphim of Apollonia to Metropolitan of Sebasteia and His Grace Bishop Nikandros of Doryleon to Metropolitan of Eirinoupolis.
Archbishop Makarios of Australia congratulated the two clergy members and wished them well. He said that their promotion “constitutions recognition” of their work in Australia. “I rejoice with this development and I invite the brothers in Christ to continue their service with me for as long as they wish. Australia was and will continue to be their home,” Archbishop Makarios said.
Archbishop Makarios presented the two clergy members with a Cross and an Engolpion with our the request that they remember his humble person, the clergy and the people of Australia in their prayers.
Source: Neos Kosmos