THE FEAST OF THE APODOSIS OF PASCHA AT THE PATRIARCHATE
On Wednesday, 11th/24th May 2017, the Feast of the Apodosis of Pascha was celebrated by the Patriarchate, namely the completion of forty days after the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
On this Feast, the Paschal Service was observed just as the day of Pascha, except the Apostolic and the Gospel readings.
This Service with the Divine Liturgy were celebrated at the Holy Monastic Church of Saints Constantine and Helen, at the singing of the Choir Leader Archimandrite Eusevios.
After the Service, according to the tradition, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos and Hagiotaphite Fathers descended to venerate the Holy Sepulchre at the Church of the Resurrection, during the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at the Catholicon, officiated by the Most Reverend Archbishop Demetrios of Lydda, at the singing of Archimandrite Aristovoulos, with the participation of many pilgrims.
After the Divine Liturgy, the officiating Archbishop and the pilgrims went to the Patriarchate, in order to pay their respects to His Beatitude at the Reception Hall.