His Grace Mar Odisho Oraham, Bishop of Europe, has been warmly welcomed by parishioners of Khovda, Sweden while visiting to officiate a conference of all European parishes.
His Grace offered the Holy Eucharist on the occasion of the Holy Feast of the Cross at St. Stephen the Martyr Church on 13 September, in the presence of parish priest Rev. Allan Odishio.
His Grace spoke about the importance of the Cross to the Christian life, signifying the meaning of the signing of the cross.
At the conclusion of the service, the parish organised a breakfast honouring the visit of His Grace to the city.
Celebrating the commemoration of St. Sawa, His Grace visited St. Sawa Church in Tebro on 14 September and offered the Holy Eucharist.
While there, His Grace led three ordinations for the parish of St. Sawa, elevating a deacon, Sliwa Sliwa, along with two readers.
In honour of their patron saint, the parish organised a remembrance (dukhrana)where the clergyman and parishioners shared a meal together.
On his return from Tebro on 15 September, the three-day meetings of European parishes commenced with His Grace acting as chairman and officially opening the program with the Lord’s prayer.
The meetings updated His Grace on the progress of the parishes throughout Europe and the necessities of the sons and daughters of the church.[nggallery id=270]