THE FEAST OF SAINT THEODORE THE COMMANDER AT THE PATRIARCHATE
On Friday, February 8/21, 2020 the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of the Holy Glorious and Great Martyr Theodore the Commander, at his Holy Monastery, at the north-east side of the Patriarchate, towards the New Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem.
On this day the Church commemorates St. Theodore the Commander, who came from the town Euhaita of Galatia, was a soldier by profession and martyred for Christ during the reign of Licinius in 230 A.D.
For this feast the Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the morning, led by Dragouman Archimandrite Mattheos with Archdeacon Mark and the chanting was delivered by Monk Raphael and Nuns of the Patriarchate.
After the Divine Liturgy the Hegoumen and renovator of the Church and Monastery the Typikon Keeper Archimandrite Alexios offered a reception to the Fathers and the congregation at the Hegoumeneion and the courtyard of the Church.