GOOD FRIDAY VESPERS AT THE PATRIARCHATE
On Good Friday afternoon, around 3.00 pm of 17/30 April 2021, the Service of Vespers took place at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in commemoration of the deposition from the Wood of the Immaculate Body of our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Vespers was held with every modesty, meditation and contrition appropriate for the day, according to the Typikon Order of the Church of Jerusalem and the Status Quo.
At first of the events was the descent of the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre through the stairs of Saint James Cathedral, who did not wear their decorations, while His Beatitude was wearing a cross. The Entourage firstly venerated the Horrendous Golgotha.
Then the hymns of the Service followed for the completion of Great Vespers, under the chanting of Hierodeacon Simeon and Mr Gostopoulos with the help of the Patriarchal School Students.