An Inter orthodox liturgy was celebrated in the Cathedral of the Archangels in Brussels presided by his Eminence the Metropolitan of Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg Mr. Athenagoras. Representatives of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Russia, Romania, Serbia, Georgia and the Church of Cyprus were participated in the Divine Liturgy. The Church of Cyprus was represented by Bishop Porfyrios of Neapolis, Director of the Representation Office of the Church of Cyprus in the European Institutions.
The ambassador of Greece and the military attachés of the various bodies established in Belgium also presented. Lots of people attended the Divine Liturgy in which choirs chanted in several languages: in Greek, in Flemish, in French, in Russian, and in Romanian. The divine word was pronounced by Fr Evangelos Psallas who made reference to the Gospel reading and the word of the Apostle Philip to Nathaniel « Come and see ». At the end of the Divine Liturgy was the Procession of the Holy Icons and Metropolitan of Belgium Mr. Athenagoras addressed to believers, saying among other things: « We glorify the Lord and our God from the bottom of our hearts that He made us worthy to celebrate together the Divine Liturgy this, the first Sunday of Lent, the Sunday of Triumph of Orthodoxy»!