At 10:00 am on Wednesday, the 12th/25th of March 2015, Doxology was performed at the katholikon of the Church of the Resurrection on the anniversary of the 25th of March 1821, Greek national day.
Doxology was performed as gratitude for the liberation of the Greek Nation from the bitter Turkish slavery, and as supplication for the atonement and repose of our Fathers, the National Martyrs who had fought and died for the freedom of Greece.
Patriarch Theophilos led the service with co-officiating Hagiotaphite Primates dressed in a pallium and a stole, and Hieromonks dressed in a stole. The Greek Consul-General to Jerusalem, Mr Georgios Zacharoudiakis, attended the service with associates of his, members of the Greek Parish of Jerusalem, fathers and nuns of the Patriarchate.
Doxology was followed by procession to the Patriarchate, where the Greek Consul-General addressed guests in Greek.
His Beatitude also spoke in Greek. In Arabic, His address may be reached here: https://en.jerusalem-patriarchate.info/ar/2015/03/25/11183
A reception followed at the Patriarchate, hosted by the Greek Consulate-General.
From the Secretariat-General