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THE FEAST OF THE PROPHET ELISHA AT THE PATRIARCHATE

27/06/2016
On Monday, the 14th/27th of June 2016, the Patriarchate observed the memory of the Prophet Elisha at the Monastery dedicated to his name in Jericho, near the sycamore tree where Zacchaeus the tax collector had climbed to see the Lord “because he was short”. The church of the Monastery is dedicated to the prophet Elisha, a disciple of the Prophet Elias. In this region the prophet Elisha had performed...
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SUNDAY OF ALL SAINTS AT THE PATRIARCHATE

26/06/2016
On Sunday, the 11th/26th of June 2016, eight days after the feast of the Pentecost, the Patriarchate observed All-Saints day. A chapel dedicated to all the saints stands within the Monastery of Panaghia Seida Naya in the Christian quarter. There, Archbishop Theophanes of Gerassa led Vespers and the divine Liturgy, having as concelebrants Archimandrites Paisios and Sergios, Presbyter Nikitas and Hierodeacon...
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THE FEAST OF ST ONOUPHRIOS AT THE PATRIARCHATE

25/06/2016
On Saturday, the 12th/25th of June 2016, the Patriarchate observed the memory of St Onouphrios the Egyptian at the Monastery dedicated to his name, located at a short distance from the Pool of Siloam in the Potter’s field, bought by the lords of the Jews as a burial place for foreigners with the silver coins that Judas had returned with remorse. For this reason the Monastery is built on cavernous...
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MONDAY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AT THE RUSSIAN MISSION TO JERUSALEM (MISSIA)

20/06/2016
On Whit Monday, the 7th/20th of June 2016, the feast of the Holy Spirit was celebrated at the Patriarchate of Moscow’s Holy Trinity Church, in West Jerusalem. Upon an invitation by the Russian Spiritual Mission (MISSIA), the Patriarchal Commissioner, Metropolitan Isychios of Kapitolias, led the divine Liturgy, in the absence of Patriarch Theophilos who attends the Great Synod of Orthodoxy in Crete....
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MONDAY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE HOLY SION (2016)

On Monday, the 7th/20th of June 2016, the feast of the Holy Spirit was observed in commemoration of the day on which the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples in the form of tongues of fire and enlightened them so that they would preach the crucified and resurrected Jesus Christ to the crowds that responded to their calling. The feast was celebrated on the very site where the event took place, namely...
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PENTECOST AT THE PATRIARCHATE (2016)

19/06/2016
On Sunday, the 6th/19th of June 2016, the Patriarchate observed the feast of the Pentecost in commemoration of the fiftieth day from the Lord’s Resurrection, when the Holy Spirit was sent by God to enlighten the disciples who would go on to preach the greatness of God in foreign languages and, gathered on the Hill of the Holy Sion, formed the first Church according to the Acts of the Apostles. This...
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SUNDAY OF PENTECOST DURING THE HOLY AND GREAT SYNOD OF ORTHODOXY

On Sunday, the 6th/19th of June 2016, the Pentecost was observed at St Minas Cathedral in Heraklion with a Joint Patriarchal Liturgy led by the Ecumenical Patriarch who had as concelebrants the Heads of the Orthodox Autocephalous Churches, namely: the Patriarchates of Alexandria, Jerusalem, Serbia, Romania, the Archbishoprics of Cyprus, Athens, Albania, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Also...
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THE FEAST OF THE ASCENSION AT THE PATRIARCHATE (2016)

09/06/2016
On Thursday the 27th of May/9th of June 2016, the Patriarchate observed, on the Mount of Olives, the Despotic feast of the Ascension of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The feast commemorates in joined joy and sorrow the fact that, forty days after His resurrection and His many appearances, our Lord Jesus Christ ascended to heavens before the eyes of His disciples, and sat on the right of the Father,...
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THE FEAST OF THE APODOSIS OF EASTER AT THE PATRIARCHATE

08/06/2016
On Wednesday, the 26th of May/8th of June 2016, the Patriarchate observed the feast of the Apodosis [Leave-taking] of Easter, namely the completion of forty days since Easter Sunday. On the aforementioned day, the service of Easter Matins was performed with the “Resurrection Day” Canon of St John Damascene, followed by divine Liturgy at the monastic church of Sts Constantine and Helen; also at...
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THE FEAST OF STS CONSTANTINE AND HELEN AT THE PATRIARCHATE (2016)

03/06/2016
On Friday, the 21st of May/3rd of June 2016, the Patriarchate observed the memory of the glorious and pious kings, Constantine and Helen, recognised by the Church as equals to the apostles. Constantine the Great had proclaimed, with the Edict of Milan in 312 AD, the freedom for Christians to spread their faith and worship and build Christian churches, the first of which was the Church of the Resurrection,...
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