At 8:15 in the evening, the governmental aircraft with the delegation of the Greek government bringing the Holy Light from Jerusalem landed in Eleusis Military Airport, the 112th Strike Wing of Air Force.
The Holy Light has been brought to Athens by the Exarch of the Holy Grave in Greece, Damianos, and it was welcomed with honors assigned to a Head of State by a military detachment of National Defense Ministry.
The Holy Light will fly to every Greek city by Aegean, Olympic Air and Sky Express flights.
Jesus Christ, the only person on earth to have placed himself beyond justice
“May the Light of Christ’s Resurrection, and therefore the light that sprang from the Holy Grave, enlighten the spirit of people and warm their hearts”, wished Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem earlier this day.
As he gave the Holy Light to Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Markos Bolaris, during the special ceremony that was held at the Patriarchate after the Holy Light Ceremony at Holy Grave, the Patriarch also wished that the Holy Fire enlightens and leads those that have doubts and problems to the road of Truth. “Orthodoxy is not a trend, it is the light of Truth”, stressed the Patriarch of Jerusalem.
Referring to the significance of Jesus’ personality, he emphasized that He is the only person in world history to have placed himself beyond justice. In this context, the Patriarch argued that the problem for people today is the sense of justice. “If there is no justice, there is nothing in this world”, he concluded.
From his part, Markos Bolaris, in charge of the Greek delegation, mentioned that today we have the blessing, the privilege and the honor to visit Holy Grave and receive on behalf of the Greek government and Parliament to receive the Holy Light by the Patriarch of Jerusalem himself.
Mr. Bolaris assured the Patriarch that he shall convey his blessings to Greece and thanked him for his love and because the Greek delegation “had the chance to participate in Jerusalem’s most important day”.
Furthermore, Deputy Minister assured the Patriarch that “Greece, Greek government and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras fully and vigorously support not only the brotherhood of the Holy Grave” but also the Patriarch himself so as to continue his holy work that endures in word and in deed for over 2000 years.