Beginning of the Process of Sanctification of Holy Myron

Ecumenical Patriarchate On Holy Monday, April 9, 2012, following the Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts at the Patriarchal Church of St. George, His All-Holiness blessed the beginning of the process of sanctification of the Holy Myron in a special office. The Ecumenical Patriarch sprinkles holy water on the prepared materials, the utensils to be used, ...

Metropolitan Jonah consecrates Holy Chrism on Great and Holy Thursday

OCA 15/4/2012 As widely reported, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, consecrated Holy Chrism during Holy Week, with the concluding rites being celebrated at the Monastery Church of Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk here on Great and Holy Thursday morning, April 12, 2012. The preparatory rites began on the morning of Great and Holy Monday, April 9, and continued through Great ...