On the evening of Saturday, 28 October 2023, a school event took place at the Patriarchal School of Holy Zion in honour of the national anniversary of October 28, 1940.
The program of the event included a foreword by the Managing Director of the School, Elder Dragoman Archimandrite Mattheos Siopis, the speech of the day by the teacher Mrs. Anna Sarantidou, and recitation of poems, singing of songs and acting in short plays by the students.
Through all these, the struggles of our Greek ancestors, worthy descendants of our Ancient, Byzantine, and those of 1821, against the Italian invasion and the Nazi and German occupation and their liberation at the end of the Second World War came to the fore.
The competitiveness of the Greeks in all regions of the Greek Empire, despite the victims of the struggle, dealt serious blows to the conquered, delayed their expansion towards Russia, and contributed the most to their crushing under the Great Powers. The celebration ended with the reminder of our “debt” to the fighters of 1940.
Source: Patriarchate of Jerusalem