THE FEAST OF THE HOLY GREAT MARTYR GEORGE AT THE PATRIARCHATE
On Friday, 23 April/ 6 May 2022, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of the martyrdom of the Holy Glorious Great Martyr George the Trophy Bearer.
On this feast, the Church commemorates that George’s father was from Carthage and his mother from the Palestinian town Lydda. He was an army professional and exchanged his profession with that of martyrdom, the heavenly profession, confessing Christ and suffering a martyr’s death during Diocletian’s reign in Rome in AD 305.
The Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of this universally recognised Great Martyr at the following Monasteries and Churches:
- At his Holy Monastery in Bejala near Bethlehem with Vespers and the Divine Liturgy led by His Eminence Archbishop Methodios of Tabor.
- At his Holy Monastery in Jerusalem of the Hospital by Archimandrite Athanasios, under the care of the Abbess Nun Pansemni.
- At his Holy Monastery in the Jewish Quarter with Vespers and the Divine Liturgy led by His Eminence Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, by the care of the Abbess Nun Marianna.
- At the Holy Church of Saint George, the Trophy Bearer of town Zababde in North Samaria, the Divine Liturgy and all festivities were officiated by His Eminence Archbishop Theophanes of Gerassa with the co-celebration of Archimandrite Klaudios and the Community Priest Fr Issa.
All services were attended by Monks, Nuns and faithful Christians from Greece, Palestine, Russia, Romania and others.
May the Saint’s intercessions protect those who honoured him and all those tested by war.