FEAST AT THE CHAPEL OF THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE DORMITION OF THEOTOKOS

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem

On Tuesday, the 12th/25th of August 2015, a Divine Liturgy was held at the Chapel of the Annunciation of the Dormition of Theotokos, within the Galili Viri Monastery, where according to tradition, the Theotokos received the message of her Dormition by the Archangel Gabriel.

Theotokos was especially fond of this site and often prayed there after the Resurrection, until witnessing the Lord’s glorious Ascension.

During the period between the 1st and the 12th of August, a Divine Liturgy was held at the Chapel, with a Supplication to Theotokos. The feast was led by Archimandrite Philoumenos, Hegoumen at the Monastery of the Prophet Elisha, Jericho, whereas Archimandrite Eusebius sang with nuns from the Monastery of Sts Constantine and Helen.

On the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, meatless breakfast was offered to the Hagiotaphites by the Hegoumen, Archimandrite Anthimos, at theHegoumeneion.

From the Secretariat-General

 

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