Blessing Ceremonies 2020
The customary Blessing Ceremonies at the Hellenic-American Educational Foundation’s Schools, officiated by the Schools’ clergymen, were held on Monday, September 14, 2020. Due to special circumstances that prevail this year, the ceremonies were performed with very few bystanders in attendance. Students remained in their classrooms and watched the ceremonies live via CMS. Once completed, the clergymen went from classroom to classroom to sprinkle the holy water.
The Blessing of the Kindergarten, Junior High and High Schools took place in Choremi Auditorium on the morning of the 14th and was followed by the Blessing of the two Elementary Schools in the atrium of Latseio building, in Kantza.
Messages sent ahead of the new school year by His Beatitude Ieronimos, Archbishop of Athens and all of Greece, and His Eminence Nikolaos, Metropolitan of Mesogaia and Levreotiki, were read to the students.
Addresses were given by the Chairman of the HAEF Board of Directors, Mr. Nicolas Tsavliris, the newly appointed College President, Professor Costas Synolakis, and the General Coordinator of the HAEF School Units, Dr. Christos Papanikolaou.