MONDAY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AT THE PATRIARCHATE
On Monday of the Holy Spirit, June 4/17, 2019, the Third Person of the Holy Trinity, the Holy Spirit was especially celebrated due to His inspiration to the Holy Disciples and Apostles who were gathered at the Upper Room, at the hill of Holy Zion. This event was celebrated at the place where it happened, at the Holy Zion and in particular;
- At the Holy Trinity Chapel inside the Cemetery of the Holy Zion of the Patriarchate, Vespers and the Kneeling Service were led by the Most Reverend Metropolitan Isychios of Kapitolias, with the participation of Priests and Byzantine choir singers of St. James the Brother of God Cathedral.
- On Monday morning the Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the Holy Church of the Holy Trinity in the building of the Patriarchal School, led by the Most Reverend Metropolitan Isychios of Kapitolias, with co-celebrant Hagiotaphite Hieromonks, with first in rank Elder Kamarasis Archimandrite Nectarios. The chanting was delivered by the Choir Leader of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre Mr. Constantinos Spyropoulos and the service was attended by the Consul General of Greece Mr. Christos Sophianopoulos and the members of the Greek Consulate in Jerusalem, as well as many pilgrims and local faithful.
The Divine Liturgy was followed by a procession with the reading of the Kneeling service at the aforementioned Church, at the Pentecost Chapel (Catacomb),at the Upper Room, with a special prayer at Prophet-King David’s tomb and a prayer for the departed at the exit of the Cemetery of the Holy Zion.
The Episcopal entourage and all present were offered a reception at the reception hall of the School by the Director of the School Archimandrite Mattheos.