THE FEAST OF THE ARCHANGELS IN JERUSALEM
On Wednesday, November 8/21, 2018, the commemoration of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel and all the heavenly Bodiless Hosts was celebrated at the Holy Monastery of Archangel Michael of the Patriarchate, which is located a stones-throw away North-west of the Patriarchate.
Vespers in the evening and the Divine Liturgy in the morning were led by the Most Reverend Metropolitan Isychios of Kapitolias, with co-celebrant Hagiotaphite Hieromonks, as the Archimandrites Kallistos, Porphyrios, Klavdios, Priest Haralambos, Hierodeacon Demetrios, while the chanting was performed by Archimandrites Demetrios and Eusevios, with the help of the Hegoumen of the Monastery Most Reverend Archbishop Demetrios of Lydda. The services were attended by a large congregation of pilgrims and local Christians, who prayed for the protection of the Archangels in contrition and reverence.
After the Divine Liturgy, the renovator of the Holy Church of the Monastery, Hegoumen, Secretary of the Holy and Sacred Synod, Most Reverend Archbishop Demetrios of Lydda offered a reception at the hegoumeneion and the courtyard of the Church of Archangel Michael.