Archbishop laudsgov’t feast day decision


Archbishop Ieronymos has lauded the government’s decision that the feast day of the Three Holy Hierarchs will no longer be a school holiday.

Instead of a day off from school, pupils at private and public schools will take part in activities and attend lessons about the Three Hierarchs – Basil the Great (also known as Basil of Caesarea), Gregory the Theologian (also known as Gregory of Nazianzus) and John Chrysostom – who played pivotal roles in shaping early Christian theology.

“The holiday is for the lazy,” said Ieronymos. “The day of the Three Hierarchs is a school celebration during which children will attend events according to their school schedule, go to church and attend lessons,” he added.