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On Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at the invitation of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, His Eminence Metropolitan Apostolos of New Jersey accompanied His All Holiness to the historic Monastery of Panagia Soumela in Trabzon, Turkey for the auspicious occasion of the celebration of the Patriarchal Divine Liturgy for the feastday of the Dormition of the Theotokos.