THE FEAST OF THE APODOSIS OF EASTER AT THE PATRIARCHATE
On Wednesday, May 14/27, 2020, the Patriarchate celebrated the Apodosis of Pascha. This Feast was celebrated at the completion of forty days of resurrection, joy, peace and gleefulness, by our Lord, the Resurrected Jesus Christ.
This feast was celebrated just like the day of Easter. The service was the same as that of Easter except the Biblical readings.
For this Feast, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre by His Eminence Metropolitan Isychios of Kapitolias, with a limited number of faithful Christians.
According to the custom, H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos went for veneration during the Divine Liturgy, after the Dismissal from the Service at the Monastic Church of Saints Constantine and Helen.
After the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Episcopal entourage returned to the Patriarchate and paid their respect to His Beatitude.