THE FEAST OF THE APODOSIS OF PASCHA AT THE PATRIARCHATE
On Wednesday, May 23/ June 5, 2019, the Patriarchate celebrated the feast of the Apodosis of Pascha, which is the completion of forty days after the glorious Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
On this day the Church service is exactly the same as that of the day of Pascha, without the Biblical readings.
For this feast Vespers was held in the evening and the Divine Liturgy in the day of the feast at the Monastic Church of Saints Constantine and Helen.
After the Divine Liturgy, according to the Hagiotaphite order, His Beatitude went to venerate the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, escorted by Hagiotaphite Fathers.
At that time the Divine Liturgy was being celebrated at the Catholikon of the Church, led by the Most Reverend Archbishop Theodosios of Sebastia, the chanting was led by the Choir Leader of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre Mr. Constantinos Spyropoulos and many faithful were present at the service.
After the Divine Liturgy the Episcopal Entourage returned to the Patriarchate Headquarters where His Beatitude blessed them by saying Christ is risen!