The Jerusalem Patriarchate– May 2016
On the morning of 23 April/6 May 2016, feast day of the St George the Trophy Bearer and Great Martyr, which coincided with the commemoration of the Life-giving Spring of Theotokos on Friday of Bright Week, a panegyric divine Liturgy was held at St George Church of the Patriarchate of Romania, in West Jerusalem. The service was led by H.B. Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, having as concelebrants: Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantinos, Metropolitan Joachim of Zamia, the hegumen, Archimandrite Theophilos, the representative of the Russian Missia in Jerusalem, Archimandrite Leontios, and Hagiotaphite Hieromonks such as Archimandrite Porphyrios, Archdeacon Evlogios and deacon Markos. The choir of Romanian Nuns and Elder Nun Mariam Skorda sang in the presence of the Romanian Ambassador to Israel, Ms Andrea Păstârnac, and a crowd of pious Romanian pilgrims.
During Communion, Patriarch Theophilos preached the Word of God in English, see link: http://www.jp-newsgate.net/en/2016/05/06/23435
On the conclusion of the d. Liturgy, His Beatitude offered Archimandrite Theophilos a Gospel in Greek with a silver cover of enamel representations, and the Ambassador an icon of the Holy Sepulchre. Archimandrite Theophilos offered H.B. a fine icon of Theotokos.
The Patriarchal Entourage and others were then hosted to a reception and lunch, courtesy of the hegumen, Archimandrite Theophilos.
From the Secretariat-General