On March 18, 2019, the traditional annual reception was given by the Russian embassy in Greece on the occasion of the feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, which was celebrated the day before. Present at the reception were His Beatitude Ieronymos, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece; Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs M. Bolaris; members of the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church, and Greek clergy.
In his speech of greeting, Russian Ambassador to Greece Andrey Maslov pointed out the joint contribution made by the Russian and Greek Orthodox Churches to the development of Greek-Russian relations and expressed the conviction that new possibilities for strengthening inter-church dialogue will open up during the Year of the Russian and Greek Languages and Literature to be held in 2019-2020.
His Beatitude Ieronymos thanked for the warm reception and noted that the Greek and Russian peoples and the Greek and Russian sister Orthodox Churches are bound by the feelings of love and mutual understanding based on the solid foundation of the common faith and historical journey.
DECR Communication Service
With reference to the site of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs