THE FEAST OF HOLY HIEROMARTYR HARALAMPUS AT THE PATRIARCHATE
On Tuesday 10/23 February 2021, the Patriarchate celebrated the feast of the Holy Hieromartyr Haralampus the wonderworker at the Holy Monastery bearing his name, which is located at the crossing between Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, at the ruins of the Gate through which the Lord marched towards Golgotha carrying His Cross.
On this feast the Church commemorates that Saint Haralampus was a Priest who ministered in Magnesia of Thessaly, he confessed Christ and suffered a martyr’s death during the reign of Severus and the Sovereign of Magnesia Lucian in the year 198. He was granted by God the gift of healing from sicknesses and from cholera, and by his prayers, may God heal us from the covid-19 pandemic.
In this Monastery Vespers and the Divine Liturgy were officiated by His Eminence Metropolitan Joachim of Helenoupolis with the co-celebration of Elder Dragoman Archimandrite Mattheos, Archimandrite Makarios, Priests Haralampus Farah and Nectarios and Hierodeacon Simeon. The changing was delivered by Archimandrite Eusevios, Mr Vasilios Gotsopoulos and the Patriarchal School Students, as the services were attended by the Consul General of Greece in Jerusalem Mr Evangelos Vlioras, Nuns and faithful from Jerusalem.
During the Divine Liturgy H.H.B., our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos came for veneration, accompanied by Hagiotaphite Fathers.
His Beatitude, the Episcopal entourage and the congregation were offered a reception by the good caretaker of the Monastery, Archimandrite Kallistos.