THE ASCEND OF THEOTOKOS’ ICON FROM GETHSEMANE AT THE FEAST OF THE APODOSIS OF THE DORMITION OF THEOTOKOS

Patriarchate of Jerusalem - September 2017 On Tuesday 23rd August/5th September 2017, the ascend of Theotokos’ icon took place in procession from Theotokos’ Tomb to the Metochion of Gethsemane, opposite the Church of the Resurrection. This sacred icon had remained at Theotokos’ Tomb since its descend in the morning of 12th August until 23rd August, the day of ...

Orthodox Christians in Jerusalem and Gaza mark Good Friday

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11/4/15 Orthodox Christians in Jerusalem walk along the Via Dolorosa while Palestinians attend mass to commemorate Good Friday. Along the route of the Via Dolorosa, there are 14 'stations of the Cross'. The first is where Jesus is believed to have been condemned to death and the last is where he is believed to be buried. Source:

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 ...