His All-Holiness celebrates the Feast of St. Photios

February 2014

On Thursday, February 6, 2014, the Holy Theological School of Halki celebrated its Patronal Feast, the Feast of St. Photios the Great, who is traditionally considered to have founded the Holy Trinity Monastery located on the grounds of the School. His All-Holiness presided over the Divine Liturgy and held a memorial service for his predecessor, Patriarch Photios II, who was Ecumenical Patriarch from 1929 to 1935.

In attendance were several Hierarchs of the Ecumenical Throne, the former Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs and current President of the Political Affairs Committee of the European Council, Ms. Dora Bakogianni, and the Chairman/CEO of OPAP in Athens, Mr. Kamil Ziegler, whose organization will sponsor the digitization of the School’s library. Metropolitan Elpidophoros of Bursa, the Monastery’s Abbot, presented an annual report during the reception that followed.