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For Faith and Country

The Contribution of the Church to the Struggle of 1821

     The Special Synodal Committee of the Academy of Ecclesiastical Arts of the Church of Greece, in cooperation with the Byzantine and Christian Museum, organizes the exhibition “FOR FAITH AND PATRID – THE CHURCH’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE 1821 STRUGGLE”, which includes historical relics kept in Holy Churches, Holy Monasteries and Ecclesiastical Museums of the Holy Archdiocese of Athens and the Holy Metropolises of the Church of Greece, the Holy Monastery of Iviron on Mount Athos, the collections of the Byzantine and Christian Museum and the private collections of †VassilisKorkolopoulos, DinosNotaras and Michael-MariosSkoulos.

The exhibition aims to highlight the contribution of the Church to the National Uprising of 1821 and its role as an important factor in preserving the national identity of the Greeks.

Yesterday (8 February 2022 at 18.00), His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos, Archbishop of Athens & All Greece, with a limited number of invitations, due to the restrictive measures of the pandemic, performed the consecration of the Exhibition, in the presence of the H.E. President of the Hellenic Republic, Mrs. Katerina Sakellaropoulou.

The exhibition will be open to the public from today, 9 February, until Monday 30 May 2022 and during the Museum’s opening hours on the floor of the main building (Duchess of Plakentia’s Palace), subject, of course, to all appropriate sanitary measures against the transmission of the coronavirus. Therefore, entry will be permitted only on presentation of the relevant certificate of vaccination or infection, in accordance with the relevant circulars.

Information at the following telephone numbers: 2132139500, 2132139513

Opening hours: Monday: 8:30-15:30, Tuesday: closed, Wednesday to Sunday 8:30-15:30
Address: Byzantine and Christian Museum, 22 Vas. Sofias Street, Athens 106 75
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