Our Academy Named a Patriarchal Institution22 September 2017
His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has, in his venerable letter of May 24, 2017, recognized the successes of our Theological Academy, which begins its twentieth year of operations this year. Together with the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, His All-Holiness has honoured our Academy by naming it a Patriarchal Institution. (Note: The venerable letter of His All-Holiness can be seen below.)
It is the greatest honour our Theological Academy could receive. With immense respect, the professors, the Dean, along with the Board of Directors and its President, Metropolitan Sotirios, humbly express our abundant thanks to His All-Holiness. It is our pledge that we will make every effort – both now and in the future – to continue to administer a Theological Academy worthy of His All-Holiness’ blessing.
We pray to the Thrice-Holy God to bless and grant His grace to His All-Holiness our Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. To grant Him continual health of soul and body, so he may continue his amazing work blessed by God for many, many years. To Bartholomew, the All-Holy Ecumenical Patriarch, many years!