“It is our obligation to do our duty under any circumstances,” Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and all of Greece said shortly after the celebration of the Official Doxology for Oxi Day, on the 28th of October, at the Holy Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens.
A few officials attended the Doxology, due to the coronavirus pandemic, that is Metropolitan George of Guinea, the representative of the Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria in Athens, the Archimandrite Raphael Grivas of Athens, the regional governor of Attica region, Georgios Patoulis, and representatives of the Armed Forces and the Security Forces.
Following the Doxology, the Archbishop of Athens, speaking to reporters, referred to the historic day and stressed: “We must see where we are, what we are missing and what we want. We commemorate a holiday today under unfavourable and difficult conditions, but it is our obligation to do our duty under any circumstances.”
He added: “Today’s celebration was something minimal but we all need it because this day is very important for Greece.” Finally, he hoped that these days would “go by quickly” so that we would able to organise “fancy festivals and celebrations”.