SERVICE OF THE GREAT HOURS OF THEOPHANY (2015)
Matins was performed and the Great Hours of Theophany read on Friday the 3rd/16th of January 2015, as this year the feast falls on a Monday.
The service was led by Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem, who read the Gospel of the First Hours. The Gospel of the additional three Hours was read by Primates of the Brotherhood, as Metropolitan Joachim of Zambia, from the Patriarchate of Alexandria, prayed with them.
According to the typical order of the Church, the Hours are read separately, after the Divine Liturgy of John Chrysostom is concluded on the eve of the Epiphany and that of St Basil on the feast day.
From the Secretariat-General