THE PROCESSION ON VIA DOLOROSA – THE ROYAL HOURS OF GOOD FRIDAY
On Good Friday morning, 17/30 April 2021, the Royal Hours were read at the Church of Praetorion, followed by the Procession from there through Via Dolorosa to the Horrendous Golgotha. This is done in commemoration of the event when Pilate presented the Lord to the crowds, and then He was given the Cross and marched towards Golgotha, the place of the skull, where He was crucified.
The Procession was led by His Eminence Archbishop Philoumenos of Pella, who carried the cross, followed by Hieromonks, Monks and Nuns, the Consul General of Greece in Jerusalem Mr Evangleos Vlioras and the Consulate staff, along with many faithful Christians who participated in this marching towards the Lord’s Passion.
Upon their arrival to the Holy Courtyard, His Eminence Archbishop Philoumenos of Pella entered the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and went up to the Horrendous Golgotha carrying the Cross then the reading of the Royal Hours, 1,3,6 and 9 of Good Friday began.