THE HOLY WEEK AND PASCHA IN QATAR
The Holy Services of the Holy Week and of the Luminous Resurrection were held with especial brilliance and according to the Typicon order of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem at the Holy Cathedral in Doha.
The Services were officiated by the Most Reverend Archbishop Makarios of Qatar with the Priests Demetrios and Stylianos. A large crowd of faithful Christians from various towns of the Emirate participated in the Holy Communion in reverence and contrition.
The Services were held in the Greek, Arabic, Slavonic, Serbian, Romanian and English languages for the greater participation of the multi-lingual congregation. The Byzantine choir singers delivered the hymns in a marvelous way and the choirs did the same with the Lamentations of Holy Friday in the Arabic and Greek languages.
On the nights of Holy Friday and Holy Saturday the Consul of Greece and the Ambassador of Moldavia in Qatar attended the Services. A group of Scouts from the congregation escorted the processions of Palm Sunday and of Holy Friday with the relevant music. At the end of the Paschal Divine Liturgy there was the blessing of the Easter eggs and His Eminence distributed the blessed bread and the read eggs to the faithful, wishing them accordingly.
From the Holy Archdiocese of Qatar