Proclamation of the Nomination of Primates to Membership of the OAC
Friday, June 30, 2017
As part of the work of the Holy and Great Council, on the afternoon of Friday, June 24
As part of the work of the Holy and Great Council, on the afternoon of Friday, June 24, the proclamation announcing the nomination of the Primates of the Orthodox Autocephalous Churches to membership of the Academy was held with great ceremony in the Orthodox Academy of Crete (OAC) main conference hall.
In his speech, the Ecumenical Patriarch His All-Holiness Bartholomew pointed out that the Orthodox Academy of Crete is a "...Foundation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate with worldwide renown and outreach and for this reason it was decided to hold the Orthodox Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church on its premises". He then thanked the President of the Foundation, His Eminence the Metropolitan Amphilochios of Kissamos and Selinon, and the General Director of the OAC, Dr Konstantinos Zorbas, for the tireless care taken for the preparations to welcome the Holy and Great Council and host this important historic event of the Orthodox Church.