‘No forgetting’: A Pemptousia Event for the abducted Metropolitan of Aleppo

‘No forgetting’: A Pemptousia Event for the abducted Metropolitan of Aleppo



Athens, Τuesday, 10 May 2016

On Wednesday, 18 May 2016, at 18:00, at the Military Museum in Athens, the web magazine Pemptousia and the Holy Patriarchal and Stavropegic Monastery of Our Lady, in Balamand (Lebanon) are organizing an event on the subject ‘No forgetting. 3 years since the abduction of Metropolitan Pavlos of Aleppo of the Patriarchate of Antioch.

Taking part in the event will be speakers who are associated with Metropolitan Pavlos, from Greece and Syria. The main speaker will be His Eminence Nikolaos, Metropolitan of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki. His Beatitude the Patriarch of Antioch, the Archbishop of Athens and members of the political world will send written addresses.

Metropolitan Pavlos of Aleppo, was abducted, together with the Syro-Jacobite Metropolitan of Aleppo, John Ibrahim, some three years ago, while they were returning to Aleppo from Turkey. Since then no-one knows what has become of them.

As part of the event, video footage will be screened of interviews, the work and the life of Metropolitan Pavlos, as well as shots of similar events abroad.

Also included in the programme are performances by the choir of the Fathers of the Holy Monastery of Hamatoura, in the Lebanon, and of the Greek Byzantine Choir. The concluding speech will be given by Metropolitan Silouanos of Buenos Aires, of the Patriarchate of Antioch. Finally, a Resolution will be drawn up and voted on, addressing the three-year silence of the international community over the act of abduction.

The event will be transmitted globally through the Internet magazine ‘PEMPTOUSIA’


No Forgetting

3 years since the abduction of Metropolitan Pavlos of Aleppo, of the Patriarchate of Antioch

Wednesday 18 May 2016

Athens – War Museum.


  • PEMPTOUSIA Internet magazine
  • Holy Patriarchal and Stavropegic Monastery of Our Lady, Balamand (Lebanon)

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Pemptousia and OCN have entered a strategic partnership to bring Orthodoxy Worldwide. Greek philosophers from Ionia considered held that there were four elements or essences (ousies) in nature: earth, water, fire and air. Aristotle added ether to this foursome, which would make it the fifth (pempto) essence, pemptousia, or quintessence. The incarnation of God the Word found fertile ground in man’s proclivity to beauty, to goodness, to truth and to the eternal. Orthodoxy has not functioned as some religion or sect. It was not the movement of the human spirit towards God but the revelation of the true God, Jesus Christ, to man. A basic precept of Orthodoxy is that of the person ­– the personhood of God and of man. Orthodoxy is not a religious philosophy or way of thinking but revelation and life standing on the foundations of divine experience; it is the transcendence of the created and the intimacy of the Uncreated. Orthodox theology is drawn to genuine beauty; it is the theology of the One “fairer than the sons of men”. So in "Pemptousia", we just want to declare this "fifth essence", the divine beaut in our life. Please note, not all Pemptousia articles have bylines. If the author is known, he or she is listed in the article above.