THE FEAST OF THE THREE HIERARCHS AT THE PATRIARCHATE
On Tuesday, January 30/ February 12, 2019, the Patriarchate celebrated the common commemoration of the Three Hierarchs, St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory the Theologian and St. John Chrysostom.
Their common commemoration has been celebrated by the Church since the 11th century, in order to solve the conflict among its members on the question; who of the three Hierarchs is the greatest and most important.
Their common commemoration has also been celebrated by the Church due to their designation as the protectors of Education, as they had taught the early Christians how to use the ancient Greek Philosophy.
For this feast the Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the morning at the Holy Church of the Holy Trinity at the Patriarchal School of Sion, officiated by the Chairman of the School Board Most Reverend Archbishop Isidoros of Hierapolis, with co-celebrants the Elder Kamarasis Archimandrite Nectarios and the Managing Director of the School Archimandrite Mattheos. The chanting was delivered by the Choir Leader of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre Mr. Constantinos Spyropoulos and the Patriarchal School students, and the service was attended by a congregation of the teachers, nuns and members of the Greek Community of Jerusalem.
The Episcopal entourage and the congregation were offered a reception by the Managing Director of the School Archimandrite Mattheos at the School Reception Hall.
Likewise, the Divine Liturgy for the commemoration of the Three Hierarchs was celebrated at the Holy Chapel of St. Basil near the New Gate, by Priest Nikitas, under the care and hospitality of the Care taker of the Chapel, Reverend Nun Thecla.