THE DESCEND OF THEOTOKOS’ ICON AT THE TOMB OF THEOTOKOS

Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 28/8/17 At dawn on Friday, 12th/25th August 2017, the litany-procession of the descend of the icon of the Dormition of Theotokos at the Tomb of Theotokos in Gethsemane took place. The procession began from Gethsemane Metochion Chapel, where this icon is kept, opposite the Courtyard of the Church of the Resurrection. Participants in ...

THE FEAST OF ST. STEPHEN THE FIRST MARTYR AT THE PATRIARCHATE

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 12/1/17 On Monday 27th December 2016 / 9th January 2017, the memory of St. Stephen the First Martyr was celebrated at the Patriarchate. St. Stephen was one of the seven deacons elected by the Apostles to help them with their social work of common meals (Acts 6:2-7). Out of these seven deacons, ...