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The President of the Patriarchal Academy of Crete visits Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

The President of the Higher Patriarchal Ecclesiastical Academy of Crete, Associate Professor, Emmanuel K. Doundoulakis, visited His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Ecumenical Patriarchate on the 25 May 2023, after the publication of the Government Gazette of his appointment, in order to receive the Patriarchal blessing.

The President of the Higher Patriarchal Ecclesiastical Academy of Crete conveyed the love and undying respect of everyone in the Academy, the members of the Academic Council, the teaching, administrative staff and the students to the Mother Church, the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

The venerable Primate of the Orthodox Church showed special interest in the presence of the aforementioned School, in the context of the spiritual jurisdiction of the Mother Church, and His paternal word were “seasoned with salt”.

Finally, it is worth noting that His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was the one who officially blessed and opened the Academy, in 1992 (during his first visit to Crete) and awarded degrees to the graduates in 1995, of which the first of the first was Mr. Doundoulakis.