Christmas (Nativity) was celebrated with the participation of a limited number of people at the Aya Yorgi Cathedral located in the Istanbul Greek Orthodox Patriarchate.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomeos presided over the Christmas Mass with the presence of the Metropolitans on Friday, December 25, 2020.
Archimandrite Ioakeim, Chief Secretary of the Holy Assembly, read the Patriarchal Ansikal for Christmas.
Complying with the COVID-19 measures, the Greek Consul General Georgia Soultanopoulou in İstanbul, the Ukrainian Consul General Oleksandr Gaman in İstanbul and several church members attended the İstanbul Greek Patriarchate’s Christmas Mass.
Photos: Nikos Manginas