On Sunday March 5/18, 2018, 4th Sunday of Lent, after the Sunday of the Adoration of the Cross, the feast of the Adoration of the Cross for the encouragement of our fasting was celebrated at the Holy Monastery of the Sacred Cross, where wood of three different branches was planted, and which was used to make the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Monastery is in West Jerusalem, near the Israeli Knesset.
In this Holy Monastery, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated on the morning of the Feast, led by the Secretary of the Holy and Sacred Synod, Most Reverend Archbishop Demetrios of Lydda, with co-celebrant Hagiotaphite Hieromonks, Archimandrites Kallistos and Demetrios and Archdeacon Mark. Nuns of the Patriarchate formed the choir, while the service was attended by the Patriarchal School Students, members of the Greek Consulate and the Greek Community of West Jerusalem and pilgrims.
The Divine Liturgy was followed by the Service of the Adoration of the Sacred Cross and then the Hegoumen Archimandrite Klavdios offered a reception to the Episcopal entourage and the congregation at the hegoumeneion. From Secretariat-General