The scientific staff of the Institute for National and Religious Studies, in a special online meeting which took place on November 26, honored the memory of late Metropolitan Gennadios of Italy, exactly 40 days after his repose in the Lord.
The deceased was connected with the aims and the scientific staff of the Institute, in the field of the science of ecclesiastical history but also through conferences and events.
During this philological-theological memorial service, a Patriarchal Letter was read and commented, where the Institute extended its condolences to the Patriarchate for the repose in the Lord of the Blessed Metropolitan of Italy, Gennadios.
The Patriarchal Letter is evaluated as a one-page monograph on the interpretation of Theology and Anthropology of the event of death.
Among other things, it is written: “Death, the ultimate enemy of God’s Creation, comes inevitably into the life and course of all of us, and we are all called today or tomorrow to fulfill this common duty and to taste the sad result of the fall of Adam and Eve”. The wording is very relevant because, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the boundaries between life and death are very narrow, almost tangential.