END OF EASTER SEASON CELEBRATED AT PATRIARCHATE
On Wednesday, 30th of May/12th of June 2013, the end of the Easter Season was celebrated at the Patriarchate under its rule for conduct and veneration schedule.
Early in the morning, the Easter matins service was chanted, and the divine liturgy held at the monastic church of Sts Constantine and Helen, during which His Beatitude Theophilos, Our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem, and the Guardians of the Holy Sepulchre proceeded for veneration at the Deposition from the Cross, the Holy Sepulchre and the Horrendous Golgotha.
The veneration took place even as the Easter procession and divine liturgy were being officiated at the katholikon of the Church of the Resurrection, led by the Grand Sacristan Isidoros, Archbishop of Hierapolis, in the presence of several pious pilgrims.
At the end of the divine liturgy, the Archbishop and priests arrived at the Patriarchate to pay their respects to His Beatitude Theophilos, Our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem, who welcomed them with the rejoicing Easter greeting “Christ is risen!”
From the Secretariat-General