THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR AT THE PATRIARCHATE
The beginning of the new school year started on Tuesday 15/28 September 2021 at the Patriarchal Seminary School on the hill of Holy Zion.
For this reason, there was the Service of the Sanctification of the water at the Church of the Holy Trinity in the School by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos. The service was attended by the Chairman of the School Board, His Eminence Archbishop Isidoros of Hierapolis, His Eminence Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, the Managing Director of the School, Elder Dragoman Archimandrite Mattheos, the Boarding School Manager and teacher, Hierodeacon Simeon, Archdeacon Mark, the teachers and the novice students, who returned recently for their studies, and the Consul General of Greece in Jerusalem Mr Evangelos Vlioras.
After the service His Beatitude admonished the students and teachers, underlining the importance of the Christian and Greek education they receive in the School for the shaping of honourable characters and the continuation of their studies in any university, as well as their joining of the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood should they freely wish so.
The event concluded with a reception that the Managing Director Archimandrite Mattheos offered to His Beatitude and Entourage and welcomed the teachers and students at the reception hall of the School.