On the two 200th anniversary of the martyrdom of Ecumenical Patriarch Gregory V, who was hanged by order of the Sultan on April 10, 1821, at the main Gate of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, a service took place in the Propylaea in Munich, where there is a wall with the names of the Heroes of the Greek Revolution of 1821, with the name of Patriarch Gregory V being the first one.
Archimandrite George Siomos, Protopresbyter Apostolos Malamousis, and Protopresbyter Georgios Vletsis, performed a service with troparia from of Hieromartyr Gregory V and a Trisagion for the rest of the souls of the 1821 Heroes.
The President of the Department of Orthodox Theology at the University of Munich, Konstantinos Nikolakopoulos, chanted during the service.
The ceremony was attended by the Consul General of Munich, Vassilios Goulousis, and the archaeologist and philologist, Maria Lianou.
Due to the COVID-19 protective measures in Bavarian, it was not possible for more members of the Parish to attend the service.