PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM LIGHTS CHRISTMAS TREE IN JAFFA
On Sunday the 25th of November/8th of December 2013, a Christmas event, namely the lighting of the Christmas tree, took place in the Greek Orthodox (Rum Orthodox) Community of Joppe/Jaffa, which is adjacent to the city of Tel Aviv.
The event was organized owing to the efforts of the Head of the Community, Steward f. Constantis, and it attracted several members of the Patriarchal Community there, the Commissioners, the Mayor of Tel Aviv and others.
Our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos, addressed those honouring the event with their presence in a speech which may be read here:
From the Secretariat-General