Hellenic Army Academy (Evelpidon) in Didymoteichon

On the 31st of May the Cadets of the 4th year of the Hellenic Army Academy (Evelpidon) visited his Eminence Metropolitan of Didymoteichon, Orestias and Souflion Mr. Damaskinos, who are currently carrying out their standard/established educational trip at the Turkish borders in Evros. His Eminence had the opportunity to welcome and guide them to the Holy Cathedral of Panagia Eleftherotria of Didymoteichon, where the Ecclesiastical Museum is, and to tell them about both the history and the monuments of the place.

The Cadets of the HAA were accompanied by their Commander, Major General Charalambos Lalousis, who served as a Commander of the XVI Division, based in Didimotichon. His Eminence offered to the Commander of the HAA a copy of the icon of the Hieromartyr Saint Cyril VI Patriarch of Constantinople, who was hanged in Adrianople on April 18, 1821, while distributed the New Testament in a military variation to the students, offer of the Hellenic Bible Society and wished them all the best for their lives.

Source: Holy Metropolis of Didymoteichon, Orestias and Souflion

 


With the soldiers

On the 3rd of January his Eminence Metropolitan of Didymoteichon, Orestias and Souflion Mr. Damaskinos visited military outposts at the Turkish border, escorted by commander of Division XVI General Dem. Bonoras, its Deputy Governor Stavros Stavropoulos and the General of the 21st regiment Colonel Greg. Boutliakis. His Eminence was welcomed by the men of the outposts with Christmas carols. He first expressed admiration for their readiness and their excellent conviction and then he replied with wishes and gifts. His Eminence not only had the opportunity to communicate with members of the Armed Forces but also with the ordinary soldiers to whom he pointed out that they should be proud of serving their country and its values in this very sensitive and geopolitical neuralgic area of Evros. Finally, his Eminence distributed New Testaments in military variation to everybody, offer of the Hellenic Bible Society, emphasizing the value of the Holy Gospel in the life of man.

SOURCE: Holy Metropolis of Didymoteichon, Orestias and Souflion


Near the akrites of our borders

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The Metropolitan of Didymotichon and Orestias, Damaskinos, accompanied by the Deputy Commander of the XVI Division Brigadier John Makris and the Commander of the 21st Regiment Colonel Andrew Floratos visited the Greek Military Posts of Marasion and Ormenion at the tri-border of Greece-Turkey-Bulgaria.

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Affection love and concern was shown to the akrites of the borders by the Church and other than sweets, they distributed New Testaments offered by the Hellenic Bible Society. The Military Post staff reciprocated to his Eminence by singing the New Year Carols, the Commander gave the Metropolitan a commemorative with the emblem of the Unit.

 

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Distribution of New Testaments by Metropolitan of Lagada Ioannis

al14908_us44_20141217111433_dsc_13081000The Metropolitan of Lagada, Litis and Redinis Ioannis visited the Army Camp “Cavalry MAJ Prokopidis” on the morning of December 17th 2014, where he attended the awarding of honorary diplomas to graduate Soldiers of the Outpost Training Recruits.

In his short speech he gave wishes and blessings of our Holy Church, congratulated all graduates for the excellent training they received and which will help them better defend our country from any danger or threat, while simultaneously distributing the New Testament, published by the Hellenic Bible Society and wishing everyone hal14908_us44_20141217111413_dsc_13071600ealth and strength on the occasion of the celebrations and to continue successfully doing this hard work which comes with great responsibility.