THE FEAST OF THE MONDAY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AT THE HOLY ZION
On Monday, 8/21 June 2021, the Patriarchate celebrated the feast of the Holy Spirit.
On this day the Church honours and worships the third Person of the Holy Trinity, the Comforter, especially because He was sent by the Son through the Father and inspired the Holy Disciples and Apostles, making them from former “fishermen” to “all-wise” through them He made the whole universe marvel.
The honour and worship to the Holy Spirit were observed at the place of His inspiration, at the Upper Room of the Holy Zion.
On Sunday afternoon, Vespers was observed at the chapel in the cemetery and the kneeling prayers were read by His Eminence Archbishop Isidoros of Hierapolis.
On Monday morning the Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the Church of the Holy Trinity of the Patriarchal School, led again by His Eminence Archbishop Isidoros of Hierapolis, with the co-celebration of the Archimandrites Stephen, Dionysios and Makarios, Priest Athanasios, the Minister Priest of Saint James Cathedral George Baramki and Priests from the brotherly Churches of Russia and Romania, and Hierodeacon Patrikios. The chanting was delivered by the School Students under the lead of Mr Gotsopoulos and Hierodeacon Simeon, as the Service was attended by many faithful and the Consul General of Greece in Jerusalem Mr Evangelos Vlioras and the Consulate staff.
After the Divine Liturgy, there was a procession under the chanting of the hymns of the feast, and the Pentecost kneeling prayers were read again while the faithful were kneeling, the first prayer at the Chapel, the second in the Catacomb with the special prayer at David’s Tomb, and the third at the Upper Room, above King-Prophet David’s Tomb.
When the Procession returned at the School, the Managing School Director Archimandrite Mattheos hosted a reception for the Episcopal Entourage and the congregation.