THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS AT THE PATRIARCHATE
On Sunday of All Saints, June 10/23, 2019, the Church celebrated the feast of all the Saints, Apostles, Martyrs, Confessors and Righteous, who are the fruit of the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. If the Comforter had not had come, the Church itself would not have existed, nor would it have this numerous richness of saints.
The Church of Jerusalem celebrated this feast at the small chapel dedicated to All Saints inside the H. Church of the Meeting of the Lord in Panagia Sayda Naya, near the Patriarchate at the Christian Quarter.
Vespers in the evening and the Divine Liturgy in the morning were led by the Most Reverend Metropolitan Joachim of Helenoupolis, with Hagiotaphite Hieromonks as co-celebrants, with first in rank Archimandrite Ieronymos, and Deacon Eulogios. The chanting was delivered by the Choir Leader of the Church of Saints Constantine and Helen Archimandrite Eusevios and the Nuns of the Monastery and the services were attended by a congregation from Jerusalem and pilgrims from Greece and other countries.
The Episcopal entourage and the congregation were offered a reception at the hegoumeneio and the courtyard of the Holy Church, by the renovator and keeper of the Monastery, Abbess Seraphima.
H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos and Hagiotaphite Fathers visited the chapel for veneration during the Divine Liturgy.