His Grace Mar Odisho Oraham, Bishop of Europe, has attended the consecration of the new Bishop of Gothenburg for the Church of Sweden, the nation’s largest Christian church.
Among the Swedish Church’s bishops and many foreign guests, His Grace was accompanied by Rev. Isaac, parish priest of St George Parish in Enechubenk, and Deacon Youil Yako.
The ordination of Bishop Per Eckerdal took place at 11am on 4 September in Uppsala Cathedral, about 100km from the bishopric in Stockholm.
The Archbishop of Uppsala Anders Wejryd conducted the ceremony, offering the Divine Liturgy and welcoming all guests and attendees.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, His Grace congratulated the newly ordained bishop on behalf of the Assyrian Church of the East and His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV Catholicos Patriarch.[nggallery id=252]