THE SERVICE OF THE AKATHIST HYMN AT THE PATRIARCHATE
On Friday afternoon, 3/16 April 2021 the Service of the Akathist with the four parts of the Salutations to our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary was held at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
The Hymn was recited during the Service of the Small Compline with the Canon of the Akathist.
The 1st stasis was recited by the officiating the Service, our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, the 2nd by His Eminence Archbishop Isidoros of Hierapolis, the 3rd by Elder Dragoman Archimandrite Mattheos and the 4th by Elder Kamarasis Archimandrite Nectarios. The chanting was delivered by Hierodeacon Simeon on the right and Mr Vasilios Gotsopoulos on the left with the assistance of the Patriarchal School Students.
The Service was attended by the Consul General of Greece in Jerusalem Mr Evangelos Vlioras, members of the Consulate and quite a few Monks, Nuns and laity.