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Bishop Malkhaz Honored

Congratulations to Bishop Malkhaz!

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On 13th April 2011 the  head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kievan Patriarchate,  His Holiness , Patriarch Philaret  of All Rus-Ukraine awarded the Orders of Christ the Saviour  and St George to ecumenical ecclesiastics.

Among the recipients were:

Bishop Stephen George Platten (Order of Christ the Saviour), Lord Bishop of Wakefield and the member of the House of Lords -”For his Ecumenical ministry”.

Archbishop  Malkhaz Songulashvili (Order of Christ the Saviour), the Primate of the Evangelical Baptist Church of Georgia, ”for strengthening friendly relations between Christian churches and for his support to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.”

Canon Jonathan Goodal (Order of St George), Archbishop of Canterbury’s Secretary in Ecumenical Affairs, ”for his work with Orthodox Churches.”

Canon Hugh Wybrew (Order of St George), Expert of Orthodox Theology and Liturgy, University of Oxford, ”for promoting understanding Orthodox liturgy in the West.”

Archbishop Malkhaz Songulashvili and Bishop Stephen George Platten were presented with episcopal enculpions by His Holiness Patriarch Philaret. Canon Jonathan Goodal and Canon Hugh Wybrew were also presented with pectoral crosses.

Abbot  Kyrion
Department of External Church Relations
Ukrainian Orthodox Church,
Kievan Patriarchate

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