On Thursday August 3/16, 2018, the newly ordained Deacon George (Hader) visited the Patriarchate in order to pay his respects to our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos. The Deacon was ordained two days before Thursday at the Holy Sepulchre.
His Beatitude received Fr. George (Hader) warmly, blessing and admonishing him with Fatherly words regarding his new ministry at St.James Cathedral. His Beatitude offered the Deacon an icon of the Theotokos of Jerusalem, whose Dormition we will celebrate at the Church of Jerusalem in a few days, as well as books for Priests for his information and progress.