On Wednesday. 27 May/ 9 June 2021, the Patriarchate celebrated the feast of the Apodosis of Pascha, at the completion of forty days since the day of the feast of the Resurrection from the dead of our Saviour Jesus Christ.
On this day, at the Monastic Church of Saints Constantine and Helen, Matins and the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom were observed exactly as per the day of Pascha with the chanting of all the hymns of the Resurrection.
At the end of the Divine Liturgy, H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos and Hagiotaphite Fathers went to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and venerated the All-holy Tomb, as the Paschal Divine Liturgy was being officiated at the Catholicon by His Eminence Archbishop Theodosios of Sebastia. Co-celebrants to His Eminence were Hagiotaphite Hieromonks and Deacons, at the chanting of Mr Vasilios Gotsopoulos and the Patriarchal School Students. The Service was attended by quite a few faithful from Jerusalem and the Nuns of the Patriarchate.
At the end of the Divine Liturgy, the Episcopal Entourage went to the Patriarchate Reception Hall to receive His Beatitude’s blessing, who did so and wished everybody health and gleefulness on the forthcoming feast of our Lord’s Ascension into the heavens.