The Church of Greece, in the presence of Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece, held today the official screening of the first advertising short film for the 200 years since the Greek Revolution of 1821.
The screening took place in the Event Hall of the Palace of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece. The message of the film “I remember, because I want to have a future” concerns the 261 Synodal and Regional Events planned by the Church of Greece in its local Holy Dioceses, for the completion of two centuries since the beginning of the Greek Revolution of 1821.
The Archbishop of Greece was accompanied by the Metropolitans: Ignatios of Demetrias and Almyros, Chairman of the Synodal Committee for Inter-Orthodox and Inter-Christian Relations, Athenagoras of Ilion, Acharnes and Petroupolis and Dionysios of Zakynthos.
Also present at the event were the Chief Secretary of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece, Bishop Filotheos of Oreoi and the Secretary of the Special Synodical Committee on Cultural Identity, Archimandrite Bartholomew Anthoniou-Triantaphillidis.
“The Church of Greece presents the TV spot that will show its various activities for the anniversary year of the two hundred years since the Greek Revolution of 1821.
This is a series of events, which have been systematically prepared for several years, with the encouragement and approval of Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece and the Standing Holy Synod, in order to revive the memory of the Greeks and offer them a vision for the course of our country in the future” said Metropolitan Ignatios of Demetrias and Almyros while greeting the attendees before the screening of the film.
“This TV spot, which is an offer of the production company “ViewMaster”, which has also undertaken the production of the film Saint Nectarios, has as its main recipient the new generation, which will be called to seek its national identity in times of leveling globalization, where the value of man will be constantly endangered by the forces of unbridled consumerism and individualism” continued the Chairman of the Special Synodical Committee on Cultural Identity.
Metropolitan Ignatios noted as well: “The veneration of the ancestors is a reflection that gives birth to philotimo which is nothing but the refusal to look inferior to our fathers and mothers who undertook the cost of the revolution against forces that wanted people to be slaves”.
Metropolitan of Demetrias pointed out: “Apart from a moral duty, it equips the next generations with the combination of faith in God and love for the homeland, a combination that gave our Greece freedom from tyrannical and dark forces and envisioned a homeland without exclusions, deletions and fraternal hatred.
History is not just the past. It is also a compass for the future. That’s why, “I remember, because I want to have a future.”
Representatives of the Press were present at the Event Hall of the Palace of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece observing all the required sanitary measures.