Lamia, Greece, November 28, 2022
His Eminence Archbishop Damianos of Sinai, Pharan, and Raitho, and Abbot of St. Catherine’s Monastery (Jerusalem Patriarchate) was hospitalized on Friday after celebrating the Divine Liturgy.
The 87-year-old hierarch was visiting his hometown of Atalanti, Phthiotis, Greece, where he celebrated with the local hierarch, Metropolitan Simeon, on the feast of St. Catherine. In his words after the Liturgy, he mentioned that he wasn’t feeling well, reports the lampiareport.gr.
At Met. Simeon’s urging, he went to see a cardiologist and was then taken to the Lamia General Hospital for further examinations, and later he was again transferred to a hospital in Athens.
Abp. Damianos of Mt. Sinai finally ready to leave hospital after 2 monthsHis Eminence Archbishop Damiaos of Sinai, Pharan, and Raitho, and Abbot of St. Catherine’s Monastery is expected to leave the Al-Galaa military hospital in Cairo sometime today, ending a nearly two-month stay after an accident in St. Catherine’s Monastery.
“>In early 2018, the Archbishop spent nearly two months in the hospital after suffering a serious fall in the monastery.
Meanwhile, His Eminence Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol of the Church of Cyprus has tested positive for COVID for the second time. He was briefly hospitalized with COVID in Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol discharged from hospitalThe Metropolis “expresses its deepest thanks and gratitude” to all the hospital staff who helped Met. Athanasios and to all who prayed for him.
Met. Athanasios is the most popular candidate among the Cypriot laity to take up the Archepiscopal throne. A vote will be held in parishes on December 18, after which the three most popular names will be sent to the Holy Synod for a vote. The previous primate, Archbishop Chrysostomos, reposed in the Lord on Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus reposes in the LordHis Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos II, the primate of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus, reposed in the Lord this morning at the age 81, following a prolonged battle with cancer.
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