THE SATURDAY OF SOULS AT THE PATRIARCHATE
On Saturday, June 2/15, 2019, the Saturday of Souls, the Patriarchate held the commemoration of those who have slept in the Lord, the Hagiotaphite Fathers of all past centuries, of the memorable Patriarchs, Archbishops, Hieromonks, Hierodeacons and Monks.
For the repose of the souls of all the above, Vespers was held in the evening where the canons of the memorial service were chanted with intervals of reading the names that have been kept by the Brotherhood.
The memorial service was led by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos with the participation in the prayer of the Archbishops wearing epitrahilio and omoforo.
In the morning the Divine Eucharist was celebrated and the memorial service was held again with the reading of the names before the Holy Communion.
At the Epitropikon the boiled wheat was given with the wish: “May God give them rest” and “Ever-lasting remembrance”.