The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Costas Vlasis, and the Metropolitan of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki, Nikolaos, welcomed the Holy Light in a simple ceremony at the “Eleftherios Venizelos” airport.
“This year’s situation does not allow us to welcome the Holy Light with the grandeur of recent years as the whole planet is threatened by a pandemic that threatens human life. We all need to follow the scientists’ instructions very carefully. The least we could do as a state was to bring the Holy Light to Greece. As the Ecumenical Patriarch said, we will not receive the Holy Light but it will be poured into the hearts. I wish the Holy Light and the Resurrection to strengthen the hope for a better tomorrow “, said Mr. Vlasis.
The Holy Light will be transferred for safekeeping in the Metochion of the Jerusalem Patriarchate in Plaka and will not be distributed anywhere.