HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM CONFERS THE MONASTIC HABIT ON SCHOOL NOVICES
On Thursday, the 19th of September/2nd of October 2014, H.B. Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, blessed the monastic habit of Panayiotis Bouzas and Stavros Doukas, novices at the Patriarchal School of Sion, pointing out that as men of the cloth and students at the Patriarchal School they must obey their presbyters and spiritual fathers, attend mass more often than the other students, set a spiritual example for them and prepare to join the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood, if indeed they decide to do so. They should also enjoy, the Patriarch added, the spiritual and material blessings offered to them as residents of the Holy Land, within their capabilities and according to their age, in line with the resurrectional ethos of the Orthodox Church.
From the Secretariat-General