On Friday evening of the 5th week of Great Lent, March 21/April 3, 2020, the Service of the Akathist was held by the Patriarchate at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, without any external congregation, due to the pandemic restrictions.

In the Service of the Small Compline and the Canon of the Akathist which was chanted by His Eminence Archbishop Aristovoulos of Madaba and Hierodeacon Simeon on the right, and by Archimandrite Demetrios and Mr. Vasilios Gotsopoulos on the left, the four Stasis of the Akathist were recited in sequence by His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, by His Eminence Archbishop Isidoros of Hierapolis, by Elder Kamarasis Archimandrite Nectarios and by Dragouman Archimandrite Mattheos.

At the end of the service the Patriarchal entourage returned to the Patriarchate Headquarters.

From Secretariat-General