The commemoration of the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women, and of the secret disciples of Christ Joseph of Arimathaea and Nicodemus who took the Lord’s body off the cross and buried it, was celebrated on April 29/ May 12, 2019, in the chapel of the Myrrh-bearing Women within the Cathedral of St. James the Brother of God.
The Divine Liturgy at the Holy Altar of this chapel was led by the Most Reverend Archbishop Philoumenos of Pella, with co-celebrants Hagiotaphite Hieromonks, the Dean Priest of the Cathedral Priest Charalambos – Farah Badour, the Deacon of the Cathedral Fr. George Hader, while the chanting was delivered by the Choir Leader of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre Mr. Constantinos Spyropoulos in Greek and by the Cathedral Choir under Mr. Rimon Kamar in Arabic, and the service was attended by monks and pilgrims and members of the Jerusalem Community.
After the Divine Liturgy the associations of St. James Cathedral, especially the celebrating Association of the Myrrh-bearing Women, escorted the Episcopal entourage to Outzoud club.
There the Care taker of the Cathedral Mr. Ibrahim Salfiti gave an annual report of the parish activity of the Cathedral which was followed by a meal.