All eyes in the Hierarchy of the Church of Greece were turned to the Fanar, as the Metropolites of Sparti, Efstathios, and of Xanthi, Panteleimonas, delivered on Thursday the list of proposed Metropolites for the New Countries and an accompanying letter to the Ecumenical Patriarch. The Fanar made it known that the decision voted for by the Synod of the Hierarchy of the Church of Greece – after the proposal of Archbishop Christodoulos, “will be discussed at upcoming Synod meetings.
The two Metropolitans, who delivered the formal text of the decision of the Church of Greece hierarchy to the Ecumenical Patriarch, appeared optimistic before the Holy Synod that a solution will be found in the crisis between the Church of Greece and the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
The Holy Synod was briefed by Metropolite Efstathios of Monemvasia and Sparta, who delivered the Church of Greece decision to the Ecumenical Patriarch. He stated that the Ecumenical Patriarch appreciated the hierarchy decision to send its decision with two Metropolites and not by mail.