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The Patriarchal School of Sion event for the National Anniversary of 25 March 1821

On Monday afternoon, March 12/25, 2024, a school ceremony of the Priestly Patriarchal School of Holy Sion took place for the national anniversary of March 25, 1821.

The ceremony was organised and performed by the Managing Director of the School, Elder Dragoman Archimandrite Matthaios, the teachers and the students of the School.

This event was honoured by the presence of His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem, the Chairman of the School Board, His Eminence Archbishop Isidoros of Ierapolis, the Consul General of Greece in Jerusalem Mr Dimitrios Angelosopoulos with his family, Holy Sepulchre Fathers and monks, nuns and members of the Greek Parish of Jerusalem.

During this ceremony, a preface was given by the Schoolmaster Archimandrite Matthaios and a solemn speech by the Greek Literature teacher Zoe Paparnaki, the students recited poems, sang patriotic hymns and presented on stage and on screen the sufferings of our nation during the four hundred years of hard times, death, barbaric slavery, child mutilation, unbelievable tortures, with particular emphasis on the cases of the new martyrs, who refused to convert and were martyred.

Through the acts on stage and those watched on screen, the spectators were filled with feelings of ardent faith, extreme patriotism and national pride.

Words of approval, satisfaction and praise for the success of the ceremony were expressed by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos and the Consul General to the Principal Archimandrite Matthaios, the teachers and the students of the School, after the wish that they may have a good academic performance and become worthy successors of the Holy Sepulchre Fathers.

From Secretariat-General

Source: Patriarchate of Jerusalem