THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS OBSERVED AT THE CHAPEL OF THE CROSS IN NAZARETH
On Sunday, the 15th/28th of September 2014, the Sunday after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the exaltation of the Cross was celebrated at the Chapel of the Holy Cross, in Nazareth.
The chapel lies within a plot of the Patriarchate in the city of Nazareth, on a hill, and is known as Qasr El-Mutran. A few years ago, the chapel was renovated by the subvention of the Most Reverend Kyriakos, Metropolitan of Nazareth, and Abbot Hilarion of Mount Tabor Monastery. The cost was covered by a pious pilgrim from Greece.
His Beatitude, Patriarch Theophilos, led the divine Liturgy on the Sunday after the Exaltation. Co-officiating were the Most Reverend Kyriakos, Metropolitan of Nazareth, and Metropolitan Theologos of Serres, visiting from Greece, accompanied by priests of his Bishopric, as well as priests in Nazareth and adjacent towns. The Nazareth choir performed in the presence of a piously praying congregation.
To this crowd, His Beatitude preached the Word of God, see link: https://en.jerusalem-patriarchate.info/ar/2014/09/27/7497
On the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, the Most Reverend Kyriakos, Metropolitan of Nazareth, hosted His Beatitude and many others to lunch.
From the Secretariat-General