The cutting of the New Year Cake at the Patriarchal School of Zion for the New Year 2021 took place around noon on Wednesday 7/20 January 2021.
Present in this ceremony were the Chairman of the School Board Archbishop Isidoros of Hierapolis, the Consul General of Greece in Jerusalem Mr Evangelos Vlioras, the Managing Director of the School, Archimandrite Mattheos, the School teachers and members of the Greek community.
The students sang the troparia of the Circumcision of the Lord and of Saint Basil, and His Beatitude wished everybody a Happy New Year, before cutting and distributing the cake. The students also sang the Polychronion for His Beatitude and the Christmas carols.
His Beatitude wished the students to have a studious new year, with progress, knowledge of sciences and the truth in Christ.