NEW MONK’S TONSURE AT THE PATRIARCHATE
On Thursday afternoon, 17th/30th March 2017, the so far novice monk who has been serving at the Most Holy Church of the Resurrection Fr. Constantinos was tonsured a monk by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, at the Reception Hall of the Patriarchate. Present were the Most Reverend Archbishop Isidoros of Hierapolis and Elder Sacristan, the Most Reverend Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina and Secretary-General, the Fathers serving at the Church of the Resurrection and other Hagiotaphite Fathers and pilgrims.
After the tonsure, His Beatitude praised the new monk Fr. Constantinos for his devoted service, which was appreciated by the Holy Synod so as to decide his tonsure, and advised him to continue his service at the Holy Sepulchre, the Horrendous Golgotha and the pilgrims with devotion, patience and purity, being a good example to them for their spiritual benefit.
Consequently those who honoured the newly-tonsured monk Fr. Constantinos with their presence congratulated him and wished him a good service.