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Middlesex freeholder travels to Turkey for special Orthodox Christian ceremony

Middlesex freeholder travels to Turkey for special Orthodox Christian ceremony

Middlesex County Freeholder H. James Polos, right, stands with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of a Eastern Orthodox Christian Church, core and Matropolitan Evangelos, archbishop of a Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey and a Mid-Atlantic States,left, in Istanbul, Turkey. 

MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Middlesex County Freeholder H. James Polos recently accompanied a archbishop of Greek Orthodox Christians in New Jersey on a special outing to Istanbul, Turkey, an knowledge he pronounced he will never forget.

Polos accompanied His Eminence, Metropolitan Evangelos, personality of a Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey and a Mid-Atlantic States, to declare an ordination of a crony to be a deacon in a church, a step before apropos a priest.

The outing was private, not partial of Polos’s duties as freeholder, and was not paid for with any open funds.

Polos is a member of a Metropolitan’s Council, and is a crony of George Tomczewski, a male who was consecrated during a Sacred Patriarchal Church of St. George in Constantinople, also famous as Istanbul. It’s a Orthodox Christian homogeneous of a Vatican to Roman Catholics.

“It was a high respect to attend and to have an event to accommodate a primogenitor in person,” a freeholder said, adding it is really singular when a civil from a United States indeed performs an ordination use during a patriarchy. “It was my initial time there. I’ll have to return.”

Polos pronounced his five-day outing progressing in early Apr was his initial time visiting a chair of a Orthodox Church and “it was a really romantic knowledge to be there.”

Polos pronounced he met with a patriarch—who is personality to a world’s some-more than 300 million Eastern Orthodox Christians worldwide—known as a Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew—privately as good as during a service. He pronounced they discussed “the significance of a presence of a Patriarchate and eremite leisure for Orthodox faithful.”

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