Monastery of Panagia Soumela reopens, divine liturgy to take place on August 15
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, in an announcement on Wednesday, confirmed that a divine liturgy for the Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary – the equivalent of the Feast of the Assumption – will be held at the Holy Monastery of Panagia Soumela in Turkey, which has reopened after five years of renovations.
In a telephone call to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday, the Patriarch thanked him for the systematic renovation at the monastery, which reopened on that day.
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