The Jerusalem Patriarchate – April 2016
On Friday, the 26th of March/8th of April 2016, H.B. Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, led the Fourth Stasis of the Salutations of Theotokos at the Rum Orthodox Arabic-speaking Community of Haifa, wherein stands a church dedicated to the Prophet Elias, on the slope of Mount Carmel.
Co-officiating were the former Metropolitan of Zambia, Joachim, and Primates visiting from the Patriarchate of Moscow, namely Metropolitan Alexandros of Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky and Vishnevsky, Metropolitan Symeon of Vinitski and Barsky, and Archbishop Vladimir of Dneprodzerzhinsk and Tsaritsnanski. Also, the hegumen in Fhes, Archimandrite Ieronymos; the head of the Community, presbyter Demetrios, and Archdeacon Evlogios. Attending the service were several Orthodox faithful from the parish.
During mass, His Beatitude delivered a sermon in Arabic.
Upon the apolysis, father Demetrios and the Community Council hosted the Patriarch and His Entourage to a reception.
From the Secretariat-General