THE AKATHIST AT CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE
On Friday afternoon, March 10/23, 2018, at the Catholicon of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, there was the Service of the Akathist by Joseph the hymn witer, in the Service of the Small Compline, after the Vespers of the Holy Forty Martyrs of His Beatitude’s Name Day. The choir at the Services was led by the choir leader Archimandrite Aristovoulos and Mr. Demetrios Balagiorgou.
The 1st Stasis of the Salutations of the Theotokos was recited by His Beatitude the Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, the 2nd Stasis by the Most Reverend Metropolitan Nikolaos of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki from the Church of Greece, the 3rd Stasis by Geronda Secretary-General Most Reverend Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, and the 4th by Elder Kamarasis Archimandrite Nectarios. The Services were attended by the Consul General of Greece in Jerusalem Mr. Christos Sophianopoulos and members of the Greek Community in Jerusalem.
After the Dismissal the congregation returned to the Patriarchate Headquarters.