THE FEAST OF EASTER MONDAY AT THE PATRIARCHATE
On Easter Monday morning of the Bright Week, April 16/29, 2019, the Feast of the Resurrection of the Lord was celebrated as the feast of the Brotherhood at the Monastic Church of Saints Constantine and Helen.
The Feast was celebrated with the Paschal Divine Liturgy, with the participation in prayer of H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, the prayers of the Hagiotaphite Fathers and Archbishops and Monks, and a very large crowd of pilgrims glorifying the Resurrected Lord.
After the Dismissal of the Divine Liturgy everybody went up to the Patriarchate Reception Hall, escorting His Beatitude in formal procession, under the chanting led by the choir leader of the Central Monastery Archimandrite Eusevios of “Christ is risen” and “It is the Day of the Resurrection”.
Aft the Patriarchate there was the Paschal brotherly osculation and His Beatitude distributed Easter eggs to the numerous pilgrims who received His blessing by kissing His hand.