From the productive and fruitful scholarly workings so far, it has been proven that the Greek Revolution of 1821 was the most decisive factor for the organization of Modern Hellenism, at the national, political, and cultural levels. However, as is the case with the genuinely great events, its ecumenical aspect was also imprescriptible. It is not accidental that, despite the warnings of Greek followers of Enlightenment that the nation was not ready to revolt because of the absence of spiritual and social development, the Revolution did take place and, despite its considerable issues, achieved Regeneration, by resonating with the feelings of a large part of European thinkers and artists, while at the same time it fueled the international movements in favour of national independence and of shaking off any form of servitude.
By the same token, the Revolution touched and rallied different and diverging groups and social classes of Greeks, such as merchants, armatoloi (i.e. Christian Greek irregular soldiers) and klephts (i.e. highwaymen and warlike mountain-folk turned self-appointed anti-Ottoman insurgents), intellectuals, teachers, enlightened personalities of the Church, which, within the framework of the Ottoman state, constituted the leadership of the enslaved Greek nation, a leadership both accountable in the legal sense of the term and culturally and nationally unchallengeable. This realization constitutes a most persuasive proof of the importance of the commemoration of this event in tracing the future not only for today’s Greek society but also of modern man more broadly. The reason that caused the members of the Body of Christ to come together in an armed rebellion was the preservation of the supreme good of the key condition of truth of the human person, as this was understood equally in the word of the Gospel and crystallized in the imperative of Freedom, not merely as national delineation vis-à-vis the ‘Other’ nor as potential of unlimited choices on an individual level but as struggle against any condition of death.