This week too the Synodic and peripheral events of the Church of Greece for the bicentenary of the Greek Revolution of 1821 are continued, with all the measures stipulated for the protection from the Coronavirus respected.
Friday, November 19
The Holy Metropolitanate of Maroneia and Komotini honours the bicentenary of the Greek Revolution of 1821 and the memory of the late Metropolitan Constantios of Maroneia, Martyr of the Nation.
At 17h a Doxology will be performed upon the reception of the miraculous holy icon of the “Hope of the Christians” the Most Holy Mother of God (of the 16th century) from the holy Metropolitan church of the Dormition of the Mother of God of Komotini and a copy of the Standard of the Revolution from the Holy Monastery of the Lavra of Kalavryta and Aighialeia by the Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Mother of God of Komotini.
At 18h in the Music Palace of Komotini a scholarly Conference will be organised on the topic “The late Metropolitan Constantios of Maroneia and what he offered to the Struggle of 1821”. In the soirée in question, which constitutes a tribute duly paid to that eminent clergyman, Most Rev. Metropolitan Theologos of Serrai and Nigrita will address the audience in his capacity of representative of HB Ieronymos, Archbishop of Athens and all Greece, and of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece, and Prof. Maria Tziatzi, President of the Department of Classics of the Democritean University of Thrace will deliver an introductory speech. Papers will be delivered by:
- Most Rev. Metropolitan Panteleimon of Maroneia and Komotini on the subject “Clergymen of Thrace and the Revolution of 1821”;
- Associate Prof. Phokion P. Kotzagheorghis, of the Aristotelean University of Thessaloniki, on the subject “The Revolution of 1821 in Halkidiki”;
- Associate Prof. Gheorghios C. Tsigaras, of the Democritean University of Thracem on the subject “The Revolution of 1821 and Metropolitan Constantios of Maroneia”.
Saturday, November 20
The events of the Holy Metropolitanate of the Maroneia and Komotini will be continued. At 18h a Great Solemn Vespers of the Theometorical Feast of the Entry of the Most Holy Mother of God into the Temple in the Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Mother of God of Komotini.
Sunday, November 21 (Feast of the Entry of the Mother of God into the Temple)
In Komotini a Matins and an Archieratical Divine Liturgy will be performed in the Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Mother of God, with Most Rev. Metropolitan Theologos of Serrai and Nigrita officiating in his capacity of representative of the Holy Synod and Most Rev. Metropolitan Panteleimon of Maroneia and Komotini co-officiating. Subsequently a Doxology will be held for the Day of the Armed Forces.