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The Feast of the Dormition in Trapezounda

On Sunday, August 15, 2010, after almost 9 decades, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew celebrated the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Dormition of Theotokos at the Historic Monastery of Panagia Soumela in Trapezounda. In attendance were Metropolitans of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, members of the Greek and Russian parliaments, Turkish authorities as well as numerous pilgrims from Greece, Russia, and other countries.