Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, I. Amantidis’ statement at ‘Eleftherios Venizelos’ airport, upon returning to Athens with the Holy Light (Athens, 7 April 2018)

This year, too, we were deeply moved to receive the Eternal Light � a symbol of life and the Resurrection � at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Holy Land.

Let us all draw the strength of solidarity and love from the hopeful message of the Resurrection.

Let it warm our souls with Life, Joy, Hope and the Resurrection of Peace in a world beset with conflict.

To transform the victory of hope, faith and optimism into creative power for individual and collective rebirth.

I hope that this year’s Resurrection brings everyone in our homeland, and especially our two soldiers and their families, the passage from darkness into light and redemption.

Have a happy and radiant Easter! Many happy returns!

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic