THE FEAST OF THE REVELATION OF THE MIRACLE OF THE BOILED WHEAT BY SAINT THEODORE THE TYRO
On Saturday of the first week of Lent, 27 February / 12 March 2022, the Patriarchate celebrated the feast of the miracle of the boiled wheat by the Holy Great Martyr Theodore the Tyro.
On this feast, the Church commemorates that Saint Theodore the Tyro appeared in a dream to the Archbishop of Constantinople Eudoxius and advised the people to eat boiled wheat during the fasting period, just as they used to do in his hometown Euhaita, so that they would not be contaminated by the offerings to the idols. This was secretly done by Julian the Transgressor who hated the Christians.
In remembrance of this event, Great Vespers was observed on Friday afternoon and the Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday morning at the Holy Monastery of Saints Theodoroi, which is located between the Patriarchate and the New Gate. The Services were officiated by His Eminence Archbishop Theophanes of Gerassa, with the co-celebration of Hieromonks, Hierodeacons and the attendance of the Consul General of Greece in Jerusalem Mr Evangelos Vlioras and faithful from Jerusalem.
His Eminence delivered a Sermon regarding the miracle of the boiled wheat.
During the Divine Liturgy, His Beatitude visited the Monastery for veneration, accompanied by Hagiotaphite Fathers.
The Patriarchal and Episcopal entourages along with the congregation were offered a reception by the good keeper of the Monastery, the Hegoumen and Typikon Keeper Archimandrite Alexios.