On Friday evening, March 30 / April 12, 2019, the Service of the Akathist was held at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem.
H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos went for the Service to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, escorted by Geronda Secretary-General Most Reverend Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, Elder Kamarasis Archimandrite Nectarios, the Master of Ceremonies Archimandrite Bartholomew and other Hagiotaphite Fathers.
On this Service, according to the Typikon order of the Church the Canon of the Akathist was chanted, and the four parts were read consequently by His Beatitude, Geronda Secretary-General Most Reverend Archbishop of Constantina, Elder Kamarasis Archimandrite Nectarios and the Master of Ceremonies Archimandrite Bartholomew, under the chanting of the Choir Leader of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre Mr. Constantinos Spyropoulos on the right, and Archimandrite Demetrios on the left, with the help of the Patriarchal School students. The Service was attended by the Consul General of Greece in Jerusalem Mr. Christos Sophianopoulos and members of the Greek Consulate, members of the Christian Community in Jerusalem, monks, nuns and pilgrims.