30 AUGUST 2018 / The President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Visits the Ecclesiastical Museum of Amorgos, Established with an SNF grant

On August 6th, 2018, the island of Amorgos celebrated the Transfiguration of Jesus, in the presence of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Prokopis Pavlopoulos.

During his visit, Mr. Pavlopoulos received a tour of the “Archbishop Christodoulos” Ecclesiastical Museum by Protopresbyter Thomas Synodinos, advisor to the SNF. The Museum is located in the island’s capital. In 2009, the SNF supported the Museum’s establishment through a grant covering renovations and equipment for the building hosting the Museum.

The Museum displays heirlooms of ecclesiastical art and history including manuscripts, sculptures and religious icons. The exhibits depict the religious and cultural history of the island. The Museum was named after the late Archbishop of Athens and all of Greece, Christodoulos, and houses the late Archbishop’s ecclesiastical belongings.

Protopresbyter Thomas Synodinos is one of the top clergymen of the Church of Greece. He served as protosyncellus (chancellor) and close associate of Christodoulos, the late Archbishop of Athens and all of Greece.

Mr. Pavlopoulos also visited the Holy Temple of the Transfiguration of Christ the Savior, the War Memorial where a memorial service took place, and the Tower of Gavras, which hosts the island’s Archaeological Museum.