SATURDAY OF LAZARUS AT THE MONASTERY OF MARTHA AND MARIA, BETHANY
The rise of Lazarus was commemorated magnificently at the Convent of Martha and Maria, sisters of Lazarus, in Bethany, with a divine Liturgy led by His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, having as concelebrants: their Eminences the Archbishops of Constantina, Tabor and Sebaste, and the Most Reverend Joachim, Metropolitan of Zambia.
The service was followed by procession to the Tomb of Lazarus, led by Archbishop Theodosios of Sebaste, where the pericope on the rise of Lazarus according to John (Jn 11, 1-44) was read.
The Patriarchal and Primatial entourages were hosted to a reception by the abbess, Nun Eupraxia.
From the Secretariat-General