A historic visit to Heraklion will be held by the Catholicos Karekin II of All Armenians from 4 to 7 May.
The Armenian Patriarch is going to attend the events organized by the community of Heraklion, in collaboration with the Holy Archdiocese of Crete and the Region of Crete, on the 350th anniversary of the foundation of the Armenian Church “Agios Ioannis Prodromos” in Kamaraki, which is considered the oldest church in Europe that is preserved today.
The primate of the Armenian Apostolic Church is expected to arrive on May 4 at the Heraklion International Airport “Nikos Kazantzakis”, where the Deputy Foreign Minister Markos Bolaris, and Archbishop Irenaeus of Crete will welcome him.
The Armenian Patriarch will perform the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, May 5, at 11:00. During the Divine Liturgy the flock will be able to venerate the relics of St. Ioannis the Baptist.