On Monday, December 1/14, 2020, the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem convened a meeting chaired by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos.
The Holy and Sacred Synod discussed various matters of the Patriarchate and decided the following:
Approved Monk Markelos’ application to join the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood, and be ordained a Deacon and then a Priest, in order to continue his ministry as the Hegoumen of the Holy Shrine of the Holy Great Martyr George in Lydda. Father Markelos came from Arizona of U.S.A. and has been serving at the God-receiving Cave in Bethlehem.
Appointed Archimandrite Nicodemus as a member of the Ecclesiastical Court of First Instance in Yaffo, as a member of the School Board of the Patriarchal School of Zion and as a member of the Cemetery Committee at the Holy Zion and at Gethsemane.