February 5, 2023

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The new home of the Holy Metropolis of Piraeus “Marinekeion Melathron” was opened.

The renovation and construction of the historic building was an effort by Vangelis Marinakis in honor of his father, Miltiadis.

Inauguration of the new offices, attended by a large crowd of priests, politicians and local community representatives Holy Metropolis of Piraeus In “Marinachian Melathron”.

The renovation and configuration of the building at 45 Filonos Street will house IM’s new administrative center. Piraeus is his initiative Vangalis MarinakisIn honor of his father Miltiades, he was a member of parliament and a municipal councilor of Phrae. The 19th century neoclassical building covers a total area of ​​1,500 square meters and now offers all the services of the Diocese of Piraeus very easily accessible to everyone.

Athanasius Marinaghi and Archbishop Hieronymos opened the tapestry

He was sworn in at an inauguration ceremony held at 11.30 am on Sunday Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Mr. Ieronymos, who blessed the “Marinakione Melathron”. While dozens of high priests from all over Greece were also present, the Metropolitan of Phrae, Mr. The seraphim performed the consecration.

Shipping Minister Mr. Yiannis Blagiodakis, Deputy Minister of Labor Mr. Domna Michelido and the Deputy Minister of Civil Defense Mr. Lefteris Oikonomo

In his brief congratulatory message, the Archbishop noted the consequences of all kinds of crises, with special reference to cases of decline in all regions. He emphasized that the best answer to the challenges of the times is the collaboration of the Church with individual effort, publicly thanking the many ordinary believers who support the mission of the Church of Greece every day, some but financially powerful.

A bust of Miltiadis Marinakis adorns the entrance to the building

On behalf of Mr. Marinakis his wife Mrs. Athanasia Marinaki and mentioned It was his family’s great joy to be once again given the opportunity to make a concrete contribution to the historical project for the Phrae Church.


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At the entrance to Melathros is a marble inscription stating that the building was renovated “at the expense of Evangelos Marinakis in memory of the father of Miltiados”.

“Mr. Marinakis, the most respected metropolitan of Prayas, Mr. Seraphim, accepted the project of completely renovating and designing the building, thus creating a small “core” of love” The press office director of the diocese of Piraeus said, Dimitris Alfieris.

Metropolitan Seraphim presented Archbishop Hieronymos with an iconic memento of Saint Spyridon, the patron saint of the city of Piraeus.

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Metropolitan Seraphim donated an icon – a copy of the Virgin of Dinos to the Marinaghi family.

His Eminence Metropolitan Seraphim presented the Marinaghi family with the Medal of the City of Piraeus for their overall contribution to the region.

Athanasius Marinaghi and Archbishop Hieronymos cut the ribbon and then it was opened. Bust The building is dedicated to Miltiadis Marinakis. “His contribution to the city is enormous, so he deserves to be in this building.” Mr Alfeiris noted.



The Mayor of Piraeus, Mr. Yiannis Moralis





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