THE DEPOSITION VESPERS AT THE PATRIARCHATE
On Holy Friday afternoon, April 13/26, 2019, the Vespers of Holy Friday, or as it is also called, the Deposition Service, took place at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
After the veneration at the Horrendous Golgotha, Vespers was held at the Catholicon, led by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, with the participation in prayer of the Archbishops in the Holy Altar, and the co-celebration of the Hagiotaphite Hieromonks and Priests from other Churches, at the chanting of the Choir Leader of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre Mr. Constantinos Spyropoulos and his helpers. The service was attended by a large crowd of pious pilgrims in contrition under the chanting of the doxasticon of the Vespers.