In category : Liturgic Life — @ 12:00

On 1st/14th April 2017, Holy and Great Friday morning, the procession of the Sacred Cross began from Praetorion and Via Dolorosa towards the Horrendous Golgotha, in memory of the fact that our Lord Jesus Christ followed this path when He was questioned by Pilate in Praetorion, and then condemned, beaten, mocked, and He took up His cross heading for the place of His crucifixion, the Horrendous Golgotha.

This contrite procession was led by the Archpriest of the Patriarchate Most Reverend Metropolitan Joachim of Helenoupolis, likewise taking up the cross, and thus participating at the passion of the Lord’s cross. The procession was followed by many pilgrims of all nationalities, many of whom were holding wooden crosses. (More…)



In category : Liturgic Life — @ 21:00

 

On Holy and Great Thursday evening, 31st March/13th April 2017,  the Service of the Holy Passion was observed at the Monastic Church of Saints Constantine and Helen.

The contrite service was led by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, with the praying Hagiotaphite Arcbhishops Hieromonks, monks, nuns and a great multitude of pilgrims who had filled the Church. (More…)



In category : Liturgic Life,Speeches — @ 12:00

 

On Holy and Great Thursday morning, 31st March/13th April 2017, the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great was celebrated at St. James the Brother of God Cathedral, which is between the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood Residence and the Church of the Resurrection, led by His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, with concelebrants the Most Reverend Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, the Most Reverend Metropolitan Joachim of Helenoupolis, Hieromonks and Deacons, as well as visiting Priests.
After the Divine Liturgy at 9:00 am, the Service of the Washing of feet started at the courtyard of the Most Holy Church of the Resurrection. For this reason, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos came from St. James Church and going up on the platform washed the feet of twelve Hagiotaphite Hieromonks and Presbyters, according to the Typikon of this unique to the Church of Jerusalem Service, in memory of the event that the Lord washed the feet of His disciples before His Passion, becoming a living example of humility. (More…)



In category : Liturgic Life — @ 12:00

On Holy and Great Wednesday morning, 30th March/12th April 2017, the last Liturgy of the Pre-sanctified Gifts of the Holy Week was celebrated at the Monastic Church of Saints Constantine and Helen, officiated by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos with the participation of Hagiotaphite Fathers and several newly arrived pilgrims. (More…)



In category : Liturgic Life — @ 19:00

 

On Holy and Great Wednesday evening, 30th March/11th April 2017, the Sacrament of the Holy Unction was observed at the Monastic Church of Saints Constantine and Helen, led by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos with concelebrants Hagiotaphite Archbishops, as our preparation for our participation in the Cross and Resurrection of the Lord. (More…)



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