A DELEGATION OF BULGARIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS VISITS THE PATRIARCHATE
On Thursday, the 8th/20th of August, a delegation of ten officials of the Bulgarian Government and esteemed members of the Bulgarian society, performing humanitarian work under Mr Ragev Menasche from Israel, visited the Patriarchate.
The distinguished guests were welcomed by Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem and Hagiotaphite Fathers, as citizens of a country with which the Patriarchate has always maintained harmonious relations, hence why the visit of government officials.
Guests extended their thanks to His Beatitude and received the so called “Grammata” in Slavic, namely a certificate of pilgrimage and the Patriarch’s blessing, before proceeding to venerate at the Holy Sepulchre.
From the Secretariat-General