THE FEAST OF THE HOLY GREAT MARTYR PROKOPIOS AT THE PATRIARCHATE
On Sunday July 8/21, 2019 the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of the Holy Glorious Great Martyr Prokopios at the chapel with his grave, located next to the grave of Saint Modestos Patriarch of Jerusalem on Abu-Tor hill opposite the Holy Zion hill in South Jerusalem.
Regarding the Holy Martyr Prokopios the Church holds the tradition that he came from Caesarea of Palestine and martyred during the reign of Diocletian around 303 A.D. He was called to Christianity by the Lord Himself with the appearance of a cross bright as a crystal with the inscription “I am the Crucified Jesus the Son of God”.
In honour of St. Prokopios Vespers was held in this chapel in the evening and the Divine Liturgy in the morning by Priest Nikitas, Technical Manager of the Website of the Patriarchate, under the chanting of Monk Raphael, with the participation of members of the Brotherhood and the Greek Community.
After the Divine Liturgy the good Care Taker and renovator of the Monastery Monk Antiohos offered a reception to all present at the courtyard of the Church.