SUNDAY AFTER THE ELEVATION OF THE CROSS IN NAZARETH
On Sunday, the 19th of September/2nd of October 2016, the Elevation of the Cross was celebrated at the chapel of the Holy Cross that stands in property owned by the Patriarchate, known as Qasr Al- Mutran.
The chapel was built by the ever memorable Metropolitan Niphon of Nazareth. In recent years it was restored and renovated by the subvention of Metropolitan Kyriakos of Nazareth and the hegumen at Mount Tabor, Archimandrite Hilarion, through donations by pious pilgrims from Greece.
The divine Liturgy and the elevation of the cross ceremony was led by Patriarch Theophilos, having as concelebrants Metropolitans Kyriakos of Nazareth and Paisios, visiting from the Church of Romania; Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, Archimandrite Hilarion, Archdeacon Markos and Hierodeacon Anastasios. The Choir of the Bishopric of Nazareth sang alongside Dr Spyridon Tsitsingos, Professor at the School of Theology, Athens University. In attendance was a pious congregation from Nazareth.
On the conclusion of the divine Liturgy, the Metropolitan hosted guests to lunch.
From the Secretariat-General