On Sunday of Orthodoxy, Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria highlighted the need for Greece to guard its borders. The Patriarch conveyed “his courage and hope to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Greece, which is being tested these days by waves of immigrants.”
Referring to this issue, Patriarch Theodore said, “We love all these people and we know that Greece has always been the mother of mercy, poverty and love. She opens her arms, but, at the same time, she defends her borders because she defined them – as Saint Kosmas of Aitolia and Theodoros Kolokotronis would say – God himself drew them…”
Speaking about the coronavirus outbreak, the Patriarch of Alexandria said, “We are praying for all who are tested by the virus scourge that showed to all the people how weak we are.” Patriarch Theodore pointed out, “The virus tests people’s resilience who have been locked up at their homes, and they do not dare to greet each other in times that we must live in love.”
He also sent a message of unity and love that, as he said, will come to all churches while welcoming the efforts of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who concelebrated the Divine Liturgy yesterday with Archbishop Chrysostomos fo Cyprus.