On the morning of Holy Friday, the 16th/29th of April 20016, the Great Hours of Holy Friday were read at the Monastery of the Praetorium, the Prison of Jesus Christ.

From there, a procession began through the Via Dolorosa, the “Way of Grief”, to the Horrendous Golgotha in commemoration of the fact that, once delivered by Pilate to the soldiers and the crowd, the Lord walked down this street carrying His cross, until Simon of Cyrene was compelled to carry the cross.

The procession was led by Metropolitan Isychios of Kapitolias, followed by numerous priests, monks, nuns and a crowd of pilgrims in profound piety. The procession arrived at Golgotha, in the Court of the Church of the Resurrection, where the Metropolitan spoke of the Salvation of man through the Crucifixion of Christ, upon which the Great Hours were read again on Golgotha.


From the Secretariat-General