Holy Anointing Service at St. Panteleimon Community Church in Cairo (VIDEO)
The Holy Unction service was celebrated at St. Panteleimon Chapel of the Greek Hospital in Cairo on Holy Wednesday morning.
The Patriarchal Vicar of Cairo, Metropolitan Nikodimos of Memphis presided over the Blessed Sacrament with Archimandrite Joachim, while the hymns were sung by the Principal Cantor of the Greek Community of Cairo, Yannis Kountrias and Archimandrite Paisios.
The Metropolitan in his speech emphasized to the faithful present the importance and significant depth of the Blessed Sacrament of Holy Anointing which, as he said, is officiated so that, given the Passion of the Lord that we are going to experience, we can be purified physically but above all spiritually and mentally in order to attract the grace and mercy of God.
The service was attended by, among others, Angela Charalampopoulou, Director of the Hellenic Hospital Retirement Home, and Evangelia Thiraiou, President of the Ilioupolis Greek Ladies Charitable Association “Mary of Egypt”.
Charalampopoulou cordially thanked Antinitsa Kazamia, a member of the Council of “Maria of Egypt”, for her kind gesture, which offers blankets and underwear to the residents of the retirement home on behalf of her brother Antonis Kazamias.
This was followed by a rich feast for all present, offered by the Charitable Association “Mary of Egypt”.