THE ABBOT AND THE COMMISSION OF THE PILGRIMAGE OF LYDDA VISIT THE PATRIARCHATE
On Saturday, 9th/22nd October 2011, the Abbot of the Holy Monastery of the Holy and Glorious Great Martyr George the Triumphant in Lydda and the Commission of the Arabic speaking Greek Orthodox Community of this city visited the Patriarchate.
The purpose of this visit was to invite His Holy Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, so as to preside over the feast of the Inauguration of the Holy Church of Saint George in Lydda and the transporting of this venerable body on the 3rd/17th of the following November.
His Beatitude asked them about the activities and the progress of the Community in general and about the progress of the Youth and the Sunday school, gave them His blessings and promised that with God’s help he will respond positively, to preside over the all-embracing feast of Saint George.
Chief Secretary’s Office
(translated from the original document in Greek by Mrs. Irini Valasi)