THE MEMORIAL SERVICE OF THE PATRIARCHS OF JERUSALEM AT THE FORTY MARTYRS’ CHAPEL
On Friday, October 24, 2020, one day after the Feast of the Throne of Jerusalem on the commemoration of Saint James the Brother of God, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated along with the Memorial Service for the Patriarchs who are buried at the Forty Martyrs’ chapel, which is located between the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
The Divine Liturgy and the Memorial Service were held at the presence of His Eminence Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, as Archimandrite Meletios and the ministering Priests of Saint James Cathedral, Fr. Farah Badour and Fr. Hader Baramki held the services. The chanting was delivered by Hierodeacon Simeon in Greek on the right and Mr James Bejali in Arabic on the left.
H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos visited the chapel during the Divine Liturgy to venerate and pray for the repose of the souls of the memorable Patriarchs.
After the Services, boiled wheat was offered at the reception held at the adjacent hall.