THE FEAST OF THE APODOSIS OF PASCHA AT THE PATRIARCHATE
On Wednesday, May 11/24, 2023, the Patriarchate celebrated the feast of the Apodosis of Pascha, that is, the memory of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead, after the hymns of the Easter day, apart from the Biblical Readings.
For this feast, a solemn Divine Liturgy was held in the monastic Church of Saints Constantine and Helen, presided over by our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos with the participation in prayer of the Hagiotaphite Fathers and Archdeacon Mark.
Right away, His Beatitude and the Patriarchal Entourage went to venerate the Holy Sepulchre and the Holy Golgotha and then returned to the Brotherhood.
At the time of this descent, a Divine Liturgy was already being celebrated at the Catholicon of the Church of the Resurrection, presided over by His Eminence Archbishop Philoumenos of Pella, with the co-celebration of the Archimandrites Claudius, Stefanos, Makarios and Amfilochios, under the chanting of Hierodeacon Simeon and the students of the Patriarchal School of Zion with the participation in prayer of faithful from Jerusalem and pilgrims.
After Dismissal, the Episcopal Entourage returned to the Patriarchate and paid their respects to His Beatitude.