THE FEAST OF THE HOLY GREAT MARTYR BARBARA AT THE PATRIARCHATE
On Saturday, the 4th/17th of December 2022, the Patriarchate celebrated the feast of the Holy Glorious Great Martyr Barbara in her chapel, located in the southeast wing of the Church of the Holy Monastery of Saint Nikolaos, on the south side and very close to the Patriarchate.
On this holiday, the Church remembers that Saint Barbara lived in the time of Maximian in Nicomedia and confessed Christ, was tortured and beheaded by her own father Dioscorus in the year 290 AD.
In her memory, Vespers was held on Friday afternoon and Divine Liturgy on Saturday morning, presided over by the Most Reverend Archbishop Theodosios of Tomid, of the Patriarchate of Romania, with the co-celebration of Archimandrite Athanasios and Archdeacon Mark. Archdeacon Mark hosted the feast as the Caretaker and renovator of the Monastery.