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Bishop-Elect Gregory Travels to Constantinople

His Grace, Bishop-Elect Gregory, accompanied by Very Rev. Protopresbyter Mark Arey, Director of the Office of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations
of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America travelled to The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to take part in the official ceremonies of announcement and acceptance of his election as ruling diocesan bishop of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A. with the title Bishop of Nyssa.

On Wednesday, October 31, 2012, His Grace, Bishop-Elect Gregory took part in the official ceremonies of Mikro and Mega Minima, at the Holy Trinity Chapel of the Holy Theological School of Halki in the presence of His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Members of the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

Also in attendance at the ceremonies were His Eminence, Metropolitan-Elect Antony, His Grace Bishop Daniel and pilgrims from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. who were also visiting the Ecumenical Patriarchate to be present for Metropolitan-Elect Antony's acceptance of his elevation to Metropolitan of the UOCOFUSA.

Posted photos show scenes from the Announcement and Acceptance Ceremony (Mikro and Mega Minima)

See additional photos posted on the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. website here: www.uocofusa.org/news_121103_1.html
The Island of Halki
His Grace, Bishop-Elect Gregory shares a ride from the boat dock up the hill to the Theological School of Halki with Protopresbyter Mark Arey, Director of the Office of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, who accompanied him on his journey to Constantinople.

A view from the top of the Island.
His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, in the presence of the Members of the Sacred and Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople presided over the Mikro and Mega Minima ceremony.
Mikro and Mega Minima Ceremony

(Photo by N. Manginas)

Mikro and Mega Minima Ceremony

(Photo by N. Manginas)

Mikro and Mega Minima Ceremony

(Photo by N. Manginas)

Mikro and Mega Minima Ceremony
Mikro and Mega Minima Ceremony
Mikro and Mega Minima Ceremony
Mikro and Mega Minima Ceremony
His Grace, Bishop-Elect Gregory officially acknowledges and accepts his election to the episcopacy.
His Grace, Bishop-Elect Gregory greets the members of the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople following the Mikro and Mega Minima Ceremony.
The Bishop-Elect receives contratulations from a member of the Holy Synod.

(Photo by N. Manginas)

The Bishop-Elect receives contratulations from a member of the Holy Synod.

(Photo by N. Manginas)

Fr. Mark Arey congratulates His Grace.
His Grace, greets a pilgrim following the Mikro and Mega Minima Ceremony .
His All-Holiness with His Grace, Bishop-Elect Gregory, and the hierarchs, clergy and pilgrims from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A.
His Grace, Bishop-Elect Gregory is Pictured in the Chapel of the Holy Trinity.
His Eminence, Metropolitan-Elect Antony with His Grace Bishop Daniel and Bishop-Elect Gregory
His Grace, Bishop-Elect Gregory with His Eminence, Metropolitan-Elect Antony, His Grace Bishop Daniel and members of the Metropolitan Council, Central Adminstration, Clergy and laity of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A.