On Holy Thursday evening, 16/29 April 2021, the Service of the Passions took place at the Catholicon of the Church of the Resurrection, which includes the Matins of Holy and Great Friday. In it, we commemorate the beatings, the spitting, the dressing of the red cloak and the other insults the Lord suffered, through the contrite Troparia and the reading of the twelve Gospel narratives, the chanting of “today is hung upon the Wood…” the Beatitudes, the Synaxarist, the Lord’s burial and the sealing of the Tomb.
This contrite service was led by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, Who read the 1st Gospel narrative, and Hagiotaphite Archbishops and Hieromonks, who read the other narratives. The Service was attended by the Consul General of Greece in Jerusalem Mr Evangelos Vlioras, Monks, Nuns and local faithful from our Arabic, Greek, and Russian flock, but not any pilgrims due to the covid-19 pandemic.