THE PRESANCTIFIED SERVICE OF HOLY WENDESDAY AND THE GREAT UNCTION
On Holy Wednesday, the 3rd/16th of April 2014, the last Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified from this year’s Great Lent was held at the Monastic Church of Sts Constantine and Helen. His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, officiated at the service, with co-praying Hagiotaphite Prelates, Hieromonks, deacons and pilgrims.
On the evening of Holy Wednesday, the 3rd/16th of April 2014, the sacrament of Holy Unction was also conducted at the Church of Sts Constantine and Helen, in preparation for the Communion and participation in the crucifixion and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Holy Unction was led by His Beatitude Theophilos. Co-officiating were five Prelates and a Hieromonk, namely Archimandrite f. Alexios, head of rubrics [“Typikaris”] in the presence of Hagiotaphite Fathers, nuns and a great crowd of faithful pilgrims from Greece, Cyprus, Russia, Romania, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Serbia, Belarus and Palestine.
From the Secretariat-General