The Church has taken an important initiative in order to symbolically and substantially strengthen the Greek Armed Forces.
During the meeting of the Standing Holy Synod of the Church of Greece, the Synod presented to the Greek Armed Forces four systems of thermal goggles of modern technology for the shielding of Evros that cost up to € 40,000.
As it became known, these systems can observe and detect an army tank at a distance of up to 5 km, human movement at 2.5 km, while at 1 km a face recognition is also possible.
The donation was made at the request of Metropolitan Damaskinos of Didymoteicho. In the morning, Minister of National Defense Nikos Panagiotopoulos was present at the Synod’s offices for this purpose.
Referring to the donation, the Archbishop of Athens stressed: “This is a symbolic gift, a small contribution to your efforts and sacrifices, which symbolizes that we are close to you, that we are with you.” Both men referred to the good Church-Armed Forces relations over time.
It is recalled that the Standing Holy Synod of the Church of Greece is meeting today, June 2, and on Wednesday, June 3.
Among other things, the issue of the Holy Communion is expected to be at the center, on the occasion of the letter of the Ecumenical Patriarch to the Primates of the Orthodox Churches in order to coordinate the transmission of Holy Communion to the faithful.