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GOOD FRIDAY VESPERS – DEPOSITION AT THE PATRIARCHATE

06/04/2018
On Good Friday evening, March 24/April 6, 2018, the Hagiotaphites went down St. James the Brother of God staircase and venerated the Horrendous Golgotha, without wearing any ornaments, and His Beatitude was wearing only one engolpio. The Great Vespers of Good Friday followed, officiated by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, with co-celebrant Hagiotaphite Hieromonks with first...
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THE ROYAL HOURS OF GOOD FRIDAY AT THE PATRIARCHATE

The Royal Hours of Good Friday were read on Friday March 24/April 6, 2018, at the Patriarchate, according to the Typikon order of the Church and the Status Quo of worship of the Patriarchate. Early in the morning, the Royal Hours were read at the Monastic Church of Saints Constantine and Helen, led by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos and Hagiotaphite Fathers. Then the Greek Orthodox...
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THE SERVICE OF THE HOLY PASSION

05/04/2018
In the evening of Holy and Great Thursday, March 23/April 5, 2018, the Service of the Passion took place at the Catholicon of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The Service was led by our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, reading the first Gospel narrative, while the rest of the Gospel narratives were read by the Most Reverend Archbishops Aristarchos of Constantina and Isidoros of Hierapolis,...
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THE SERVICE OF THE WASHING OF THE FEET AT THE PATRIARCHATE

On Holy and Great Thursday morning, March 23/April 5, 2018, after the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great at St. James Cathedral, the Service of the Washing of the Feet was held, in commemoration of the washing of the disciples feet by our Lord, during the Last Supper, as a perfect example of humility to both them and us. This Service was held at the Holy Courtyard of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre,...
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THE SACRAMENT OF THE HOLY UNCTION

04/04/2018
On Holy and Great Wednesday evening, March 22/ April 4, 2018, the Sacrament of the Holy Unction was held at the Holy Monastic Church of Saints Constantine and Helen, to strengthen the faithful in the face of the Holy Week and Easter. The Service was led by His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos with co-celebrant Hagiotaphite High Priests. More
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THE 1ST SERVICE OF THE BRIDEGROOM AT THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE

01/04/2018
On Palm Sunday evening, March 20/ April 1, 2018, the 1st Service of the Bridegroom of the Holy Week was held at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. More
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PALM SUNDAY AT THE PATRIARCHATE

On Palm Sunday, March 19/ April 1, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of the triumphant entrance of our Lord Jesus Christ in Jerusalem, sitting on a young ass, when the children of the Hebrews welcomed Him holding palm tree branches and crying out loud, “Hosanna to the Son of David”. The commemoration of this event was celebrated: More
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THE PALM TREE BRANCHES PROCESSION FROM BET-FAGHE

31/03/2018
On Lazarus Saturday afternoon (18.00), March 18/31, 2018, H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos blessed the palm tree branches at the Holy Monastery of Bet-Faghe. Then the traditional – since the first Christian years – palm tree branches procession  began from this Monastery, led by the Most Reverend Archbishop Theophanes of Gerassa. More
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THE CELEBRATION OF LAZARUS’ RESURRECTION AT THE PATRIARCHATE

On Saturday March 18/31, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of the rising from the dead of Holy and Righteous Lazarus by the Lord. Lazarus was the Lord’s friend according to the narrative of St. John the Evangelist (John 11:1-46), by which the Lord resurrected Lazarus, whom He loved dearly, and He cried before his tomb in Bethany “giving us an assurance of the common Resurrection...
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DOXOLOGY FOR MARCH 25TH  1821 AT THE PATRIARCHATE

25/03/2018
At noon of the 5th Sunday of Lent, March 12/25, 2018, there was a Doxology at the Catholicon of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre as thanksgiving to God for our nation’s liberation from the Turkish occupation in 1821, and as an intercession for the repose of the souls of our Fathers who died in this fight. The Doxology was led by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, with co-celebrants...
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