THE FEAST OF THE SYNAXIS OF THEOTOKOS IN BEIT SAHOUR
This feast of the Synaxis of Theotokos was celebrated on 26 December 2021/ 8 January 2022 with Vespers on Christmas day afternoon and the Divine Liturgy on Saturday morning at the Church of the Synaxis of Theotokos in Beit Sahour which was founded by the blessed Hegoumen of Saint Savvas’ Monastery Archimandrite Seraphim. The Services were officiated by His Eminence Metropolitan Joachim of Helenoupolis who was welcomed by the full congregation in an official reception. His Eminence celebrated the Divine Liturgy with the Spiritual Father of Saint Savvas’ Lavra Archimandrite Eudokimos, Archimandrite Philoumenos, the Priests of Beit Sahour and Saint Savvas and the Hegoumen of the Shrine Archimandrite Ignatios at the presence of a large number of faithful Christians.
The feast was organized by the Hegoumen of this Pilgrimage Monastery and Hegoumen of Beit Jala, Archimandrite Ignatios, who performs pastoral and charitable work there.