THE ROYAL HOURS OF CHRISTMAS AT THE MONASTIC CHURCH OF THE HAGIOTAPHITE BROTHERHOOD
On Thursday, December 23rd, 2022/January 5th, 2023, the Royal Hours of Christmas were read in the monastic Church of Saints Constantine and Helen of the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood after the service of Matins, with the participation in prayer of H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos.
The Gospel of the First Hour was read and His Beatitude performed its incense.
Then the Gospel of the 3rd, 6th and 9th Hours were read by the co-celebrating High Priests, as also the incense of the 3rd and 6th Hours, while the 9th Hour had no incense procedure.
After reading the Royal Hours of Christmas, the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom was celebrated.