January 21, 2014

Forty Day Memorial for Elder Anastasios of Koudoumas

On Saturday, 11 January 2014, at the Holy Monastery of the Dormition of the Theotokos Koudoumas in the Sacred Metropolis of Gortynis and Arkadia, the forty day memorial for the Blessed Elder Anastasios of Koudoumas took place.

His Eminence Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and Agiou Vlasiou officiated over Matins and the Divine Liturgy with His Eminence Metropolitan Makarios of Gortynis and Arkadia.

The Abbot of the Sacred Monastery, Archimandrite Makarios, spoke of the life of the ever-memorable Elder Anastasios, the Holy One of Nafpaktos spoke of the ecclesiastical mindset of the Elder, and the Holy One of Gortynis spoke of the venerable repose of the Elder which he witnessed.

Numerous pious Christians who had the blessing to know the Blessed Elder Anastasios surrounded the katholikon and the courtyard area of the Sacred Monastery.

Source: Translated by John Sanidopoulos.