THE SERVICE OF THE HOLY AND IMMACULATE PASSION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST AT THE PATRIARCHATE
On Holy Thursday evening, April 3/16, 2020, the Service of the Holy and Immaculate Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ was held, as the commemoration of His dreadful Passion, the derision, spitting, the purple robe, the mocking, and above all the Cross, for our salvation.
The twelve Gospel narratives were read and contrite troparia were chanted, not at the Church of the Holy Sepulrchre, according to the typikon order, but at the Church of Saints Constantine and Helen, due to the safety precautions against COVID-19 virus. The service was led by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, with the participation in prayer of Hagiotaphite Fathers, Archbishops, Hieromonks, Hierodeacons and Monks, without any external congregation because of the virus.