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  • MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS PAPLOPOULOS TO THE GREEK HELLENISM WITH THE EQUALITY OF THE NATIONAL SIGHTS OF 25TH MARCH


    We celebrate the defining period of our modern history, the “Resurrection” of our Gentile, which led to the establishment of the Newest Dominant Greek State. Under these circumstances, our National Anniversary must be a source of National Teachings and Inspiration for every Greek and, for a long time.

    I. The Revolution of 1821 was manifested at a time when the political conjuncture in Europe, which at the time was essentially the exclusive field for shaping international politics, did not appear to be favorable to it. This was because geopolitical associations and various kinds of alliances between the “powerful” of that era did not constitute a good ground for the Hellenic Nation. However, on March 25, the Greek Nation dared the revolt against the Turkish yoke and fought, with unparalleled heroism, for the conquest of his Freedom and for the preservation of his Sovereignty.

    II. In this uprising, the rebellious Greeks also had the unconditional support of some of the most enlightened children of the peoples of Europe who shared the ideals of the Freedom and Self-determination of our people and contributed to their above-mentioned struggle not only their property but, in some cases, and their own life. Influenced by the two great revolutions of the West, the French Revolution of 1789 and the American Revolution of 1776, and inspired in particular by the movement of romance, they strongly influenced the societies in which they lived and whose members were distinguished, developing the historic emblematic movement of Philhellenism. That is why we will remember them with feelings of deep respect and sincere gratitude.

    III. At the same time, the expatriate Greeks of Odessa, Vienna, St. Petersburg, Paris, Belgrade, Trieste, and many others in the Omogeneia wanted to see the Fatherland free, so they joined with their rebellious brothers in the struggle “For Christ Faith to the Holy and the Fatherland Freedom “. Historical figures such as Adamantios Korais, Rigas Feraios, Ioannis Kapodistrias, members of the Filiki Etaireia, have revived in Europe the interest in Greek language, classical culture and education in Greek values, thus paving the way for support for the upsurge of the historical Greeks. In this way, there was an interaction between the philhellenic climate that was developing abroad and the situation in our Homeland, where our rebellious ancestors had preserved their national consciousness through the ages.

    IV. The unparalleled example of our 1821 Fighters’ Ancestors must inspire us and lead us to perpetuity. We, the Greeks, and you, the Greeks Abandoning Earth, have to create a splendid front of co-ordination and coordination of our actions to promote the interests of the Fatherland, under the obvious assumption that all of us will always display proper respect for societies where you live and thrive. This collaboration becomes imperative especially at the current critical juncture, which highlights the challenges ahead, the outcome of which will determine the long-term future of Greece, as well as that of our great European Family, to which our country is irrevocably owned. I am referring to the European Union and its hard core, the Eurozone.

    V. In this direction, our key guide must be the verse of Andreas Kalvos, “It is the Virtue and Talk of Freedom”. In particular, with Ode “In Samon”, Andreas Kalvos has left us a great, always national, legacy of the meaning of Freedom, which must be perpetuated by us, the Greeks. The Battle of Samos in 1824, the Freedom message of Andreas Kalvos – when Freedom manifests itself as the result of virtue and courage – not only permeates the historical path of our people and our nation from one end to the other , but must illuminate the present and define our future as a descendant of the Great Ancestors, who in turn have the duty to write their own history and to carry out the mission that is appropriate to them Great to Dude ALL and critical times. In order to fully understand, according to the above, the deed of Andreas Kalvos from “Eisamon”, we must realize that the A

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