THE FEAST OF THE INAUGURATION OF THE CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION
On Friday, the 13th/26th of September 2014, the Patriarchate commemorated the Inauguration of the All-holy Church of the Resurrection.
The Church of the Resurrection was inaugurated in the year 336 AD, upon its completion. Complying with the order of Emperor Constantine the Great, the Bishops gathered for the Synod in Tyros, Sidon, traveled to Jerusalem especially for that occasion.
The glorious inauguration ceremony was led by the local Bishop, Archbishop Makarios of Jerusalem. On that day, the Lord’s Holy Cross was elevated, for the crowd flocking from afar to see and exclaim “Lord, have mercy”.
The exaltation of the cross has since been celebrated by the Church on 14 September.
To observe the event, the Divine Liturgy was held at the Church of the Resurrection, led by His Eminence Theophanes, Archbishop of Gerassa.
The service was broadcast live via Internet on the Patriarchate’s Radio Station.
On the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, the Prelatic Revenue paid its respects to the Patriarch at the Patriarchate.
From the Secretariat-General