A JOINT DRIVE TO HELP OUR SERBIAN BROTHERS IN KOSOVO

FUND FOR ASSISTANCE - October 2016 One day Fr Nektarios Serfes was walking around a village in Kosovo. “What beautiful apples!” he told Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren who was with him at the time. “Thank God for the apples,” said the Bishop. “It is all our brothers have to eat.” I am writing about our brothers in Christ – ...

THE FEAST OF THE ASCENSION AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2016)

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - June 2016 On Thursday the 27th of May/9th of June 2016, the Patriarchate observed, on the Mount of Olives, the Despotic feast of the Ascension of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The feast commemorates in joined joy and sorrow the fact that, forty days after His resurrection and His many appearances, our ...

PALM SUNDAY AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - April 2016 On Sunday, the 11th/24th of April 2016, the Patriarchate observed the feast of Palm Sunday, commemorating the triumphant entry of Jesus to the city of Jerusalem, when the Jews spread their clothes and palm branches on the road, welcoming the Lord and shouting “Hosanna to the Son of David, blessed is ...

THE ICON OF THEOTOKOS CARRIED TO GETHSEMANE

August 2014 In the early hours of Monday, the 12th/25th of August 2014, the icon of Theotokos was carried in a procession from the chapel of Gethsemane opposite the Church of the Resurrection to the Tomb of the Virgin Mary in Gethsemane. Archimandrite Nektarios, the Abbot at the Holy Shrine of Gethsemane, led the procession, carrying the ...

Descent of The Dormition of Theotokos Icon to Gethsemane

31/813 On Monday the 12th/25th of August 2013, a procession took place intended for the descent of the icon of Theotokos from the Dependency of Gethsemane opposite the All-holy Church of the Resurrection, to the Church of the Dormition of Theotokos in Gethsemane, wherein lies the Tomb of the Virgin Mary. As is well-known, this particular icon ...