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After several years of renovations and pandemic restrictions, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew returned to the Monastery of Panagia Soumela in Trabzon, Turkey, on Monday, August 16, 2022, for the Feast Day of the Dormition of the Theotokos. Concelebrating the Divine Liturgy with His All-Holiness were His Eminence Metropolitan Ambrosius of Argiropolis, who is of Pontic descent, and His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America.