On Friday, the 15th/28th of November 2014, parishioners of the Cathedral of St James the Brother of God, attending mass at the Monastery of the Prophet Elias, visited the Patriarchate. They were led by Mrs Eleni Hasram.
The Association, founded by women from the parish of St James, attending mass at the Monastery of the Prophet Elias, accompanies youth and children to pilgrimage excursions, as well as also organizes several celebratory events, such as concerts and bazars. The events used to be held with the blessings of the late Abbot of the aforementioned Monastery, f. Andreas, now replaced by Abbot f. Paisios.
His Beatitude blessed the activities of the group and congratulated the youth and children for their dedication to their parish and love of Jesus Christ and the Church, encouraging them to carry on, especially during the Christmas period.
His Beatitude also welcomed Primates from the Patriarchate of Moscow, from Russia and Ukraine, as well as accompanying priests and pilgrims, granting them permit to officiate at the Holy Sepulchre for the vigilance of St Philoumen.