By the side of the soldiers serving in the Green Line outposts was Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus, who started today, Thursday, December 17, his tour in view of the upcoming Christmas holidays.
The Archbishop of Cyprus was accompanied by the Commander of the National Guard, Lieutenant General Dimokritos Zervakis and the Head of Religious Enlightenment of the National Guard, Protopresbyter Konstantinos Christodoulou.
At the outpost that the Archbishop visited today, the organized choir of soldiers sang hymns and carols.
Particularly moving was the performance of patriotic songs, which reminded everyone present of the sad moments of the Turkish invasion.
The Archbishop first wished the conscripted young people of Cyprus a truly Merry Christmas and stressed that their short stay in the National Guard is not a waste of useful time, but on the contrary, military service offers young people proper education and training to cope with the difficulties of society.
Particularly characteristic was the paternal statement of Archbishop Chrysostomos to the soldiers that the door of the Archdiocese is always open for all the young people of Cyprus.
The Archbishop’s visits to the camps will continue tomorrow, Friday, December 18.