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committees with the responsibility of the Holy Synod and the involvement of the seminaries, which will address key ecclesiastical issues, testified today the archbishop Ieronimos at the joint meeting of the Holy Synod with the professors of the Theological Faculties in the Î”Î¹Î¿ÏÎ¸ÏŒÎ´Î¿Î¾Î¿ Center of the Church of Greece.
In particular, the opportunity was given during the celebration of the memory of St. Photiou Patriarch of Constantinople the Great, protector of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece, which was attended by ÏƒÏ…Î½Î¿Î´Î¹ÎºÎ¿Î¯ hierarchs and other bishops, and professors of the Theological Faculties of Athens and Thessaloniki.
As every year, the memory of St. Photiou was awarded to the Holy Monastery Dormition of the Theotokos in Penteli and started with the mystery of the Eucharist, which was celebrated by the archbishop of Athens and all of Greece. Follow the well-established joint meeting of the Holy Synod with the professors of the Theological Faculties in the hall of the Î”Î¹Î¿ÏÎ¸Î¿Î´ÏŒÎ¾Î¿Ï… Centre of the Church of Greece.
In the speech he addressed the primate of the Hellenic Church, it was reported in the Great Photius, for which it stressed, inter alia, that “the action was crucial for the future of Orthodoxy and the history of the world”. He pointed out that “in this time of Ï€Î¿Î»Ï…Ï„Î¬ÏÎ±Ï‡Î¿Ï… international and our national life we need wise teachers, of the wisdom of the Great Fathers. In time, undertaken a lot of frivolous changes on the subject of religious doctrine, the training settings have to be connected to the source, i.e. the whole of our intellectual tradition must be associated always with that living water.
The dominant spiritual stature of the Holy City teaches us how performed the transcendence, and on a personal level and at the level of Church and society. Reminder to everyone that Orthodoxy is life,” he added. In addition, he noted that “today’s celebration serves as a liaison to the Holy Synod and the Theological Schools and provides the opportunity for discussion on a new topic that is central to the Church”.
The professor of the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Theodoros Yiangou developed the theme “The kanonikon ÏƒÏ…Î½ÎµÎ¹Î´ÏŒÏ‚ from the Great Î¦ÏŽÏ„Î¹Î¿Î½ to the Holy ÎÎ¹ÎºÏŒÎ´Î·Î¼Î¿Î½ the Î‘Î³Î¹Î¿ÏÎµÎ¯Ï„Î·Î½” and, among other things, stressed that “the specific dyad of the fathers had a profound knowledge of normal delivery, not only because he unconditionally in the sources, but also because it lacked erudition, and especially open-mindedness that is employed by the church experience. Hence did not treat the rules as independent texts from the theology, worship and, generally, ecclesiastical reality.”
Subsequently, the archbishop commented that “our age has many difficulties,” featured “age of decline” that will take a long time and recommended to not be hasty in serious issues. Also, spoke of the difficulties facing the church education and for the value of the institution of the Church, but of Theological Schools, with particular reference to the importance of today’s celebration and of the joint meeting.
Finally, he completed his speech by stating that “our country today needs a vision and standards”.
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