The school year started today in the Greek schools of Cairo and Alexandria with the established sanctification rite.
The Patriarchal Vicar of Alexandria, Metropolitan Narcissos of Naucratis, who represented Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria, conveyed the wishes of the Patriarchate to the Greek Square of Shatby in a ceremony that was adjusted to the COVID-19 restrictions. The ceremony was attended by a few people, such as Consul General Athanasios Kotsionis who wished the teachers and students much success in their new school year.
The Patriarchal Vicar of Cairo, Metropolitan Nikodimos of Memphis performed the sanctification rite at the Achillopouleio Primary School of the Greek Community of Cairo and the High School of the Ambetios School of the Abed Foundation of the Holy Archdiocese of Sinai. The Metropolitan said that, at a difficult time due to COVID-19 pandemic, the educational community, teachers, students and parents and the authorities of the schools, is called to do what is required; first to protect the health, and second to fulfill the school’s purpose, which is none other than to help every child to conquer the field of knowledge and to develop one’s talents.” Metropolitan Nikodimos of Memphis concluded: “I convey the wishes and blessing of Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria to all teachers, students, parents, the Greek Community of Cairo and the Abed Foundation and wish them a good, blessed and creative school year.”
Archbishop Damianos of Sinai, Faran and Raitho and the Deputy Coordinator of Education of North Africa and the Middle East, Sotiria Beta, sent their wishes to the students.