THE FEAST OF THE SECOND RESURRECTION AT THE PATRIARCHATE
On Easter Sunday afternoon, at 12.00/13.00 p.m. summer time, the Patriarchate celebrated the Second Resurrection, which is also known as the Feast of Love.
This year, due to the health safety measures, the feast was not celebrated with the festive procession to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, but at the Patriarchate Headquarters.
At first, the 9th Hour was read at the Reception Hall, while H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem was getting dressed with His complete Patriarchal liturgical vestments, and the Archbishops, Priests and Deacons with theirs, at the presence of the Consul General of Greece in Jerusalem Mr. Christos Sophianopoulos.
Then, they marched to the Church of Saints Constantine and Helen while the choir was chanting the hymns of the Resurrection.
The joyful paschal Vespers was held, during which the Gospel narrative according to St. John on the first appearance of the Resurrected Lord to His disciples at the Upper Room was read, in Greek, Arabic, Russian, German, Romanian and Hebrew, stating the love and universality of the Gospel to all nations.