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  2. Apr, 2014

Easter Screening of “The Savior” at the Holy Theological School of Halki, Istanbul

The screening took place with the benevolent consent of the Abbot of the Holy Trinity Monastery and Director of the Holy Theological School of Halki Prof. Dr. Elpidophoros Lambrianidis of Proussa on April 27th 2014. The Holy Theological School of Halki is located at the top of a hill called the Hill of Hope, on the island of Halki, one of the Princes’ islands. It is approximately one hour by boat from the shore of Istanbul. It was established in order to meet the educational needs of the Church of Constantinople and of Orthodoxy in general. The Theological School of Halki is an institution of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and therefore the Ecumenical Patriarch and the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Throne that surrounds the Patriarch, are its immediate patron, regulator, and spiritual guide. Teachers in theology, and more generally most of the clergy and laymen who taught here, were usually graduates of the School who went on to continue their specialized education at orthodox schools or foreign universities. Aside from their teaching responsibilities, professors also serve as members of various synodic committees of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. They participate in various interorthodox and inter-Christian conferences as representatives of the Patriarch and the School, and often they are called upon ti give lectures or public speeches at foreign universities. The School operates as a monastic brotherhood in a place of peace and quietude, in a Patriarchical Monastery that is far from the hustle and bustle of the city. The prevailing temper of the School is one of intense academic and ecclesiastical and theological Schools of Alexandria, Antioch, and Constantinople. It serves the clerical needs of the Ecumenical Patriarchate as well as other Autonomous Orthodox Churches. The present Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomaios, the entirety of the clergy of the Synod, many noted clerics in Greece and abroad, and a number of university professors are graduates or students of the School of Halki. The screening took place in the Grand Hall of the School of Halki and hosted 250 guests and fans of the movie. It must be noted that the Director of the School is a great fan of the movie. He was the one that showed the movie to the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomaios who liked the movie very much. After the movie there will be a treat table over which everyone exchanged a word regarding the movie and the intercultural dialogue.