DELEGATIONS OF THE CHURCH AND THE STATE OF GREECE RECEIVE THE HOLY LIGHT
Immediately after the Holy Light Ceremony on Holy Saturday, the 30th of April 2016, at the Holy Sepulchre, the Patriarchal Entourage, led by the Boy Scouts of Jerusalem, walked to the Patriarchate amidst bells joyfully tolling.
They were followed by a Delegation of the Church of Greece, led by the Most Reverend Theologos, Metropolitan of Serres; a Delegation of the Greek State, led by Under Secretary of State, Mr Amanatides; the President of PAOK, Mr Savvides, accompanied by the Exarch of the Holy Sepulchre in Greece, Archimandrite Damianos, and the Greek Consulate in Jerusalem, but also the Cypriot Delegation headed by the Exarch in Nicosia, Metropolitan Timotheos of Bostra.
To the members of the Delegation His Beatitude delivered the Holy Light of the Holy Sepulchre, wishing that the light of Christ’s Resurrection give strength to our brothers the refugees and to pious Greek supporting the Holy Shrines. He also congratulated Mr Savvides on providing help to the Patriarchate.
From the Secretariat-General