Orthodox Churches

Lazarus’ Saturday in Bethany

Lazarus’ Saturday in Bethany
Lazarus’ Saturday in Bethany
Lazarus’ Saturday in Bethany
Lazarus’ Saturday in Bethany

On Saturday 11/24 April 2021, which is Lazarus’ Saturday according to the Triodion, the commemoration of the resurrection of the Lord’s friend Lazarus, who was dead for four days, was celebrated by the Patriarchate at the Holy Monastery of Martha and Mary.

The Service of the Great Canon and Tonsure of a Monk by the Alexandrian Primate

The Service of the Great Canon and Tonsure of a Monk by the Alexandrian Primate
The Service of the Great Canon and Tonsure of a Monk by the Alexandrian Primate
The Service of the Great Canon and Tonsure of a Monk by the Alexandrian Primate
The Service of the Great Canon and Tonsure of a Monk by the Alexandrian Primate

On the evening of the 14th April, 5th week of Lent, during the Service of Small Compline the Great Canon was chanted at the Holy Patriarchal Monastery of St Savvas the Sanctified in Alexandria, conducted by His Beatitude Theodoros II Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, together with the Alexandrian Hierarchs, His Eminence Narcissus Metropolitan of Nafkratis, Patriarchal Vicar of Alexandria and His Grace Germanos Bishop of Tamiathus.

The Service of the Akathist Hymn at the Patriarchate

The Service of the Akathist Hymn at the Patriarchate
The Service of the Akathist Hymn at the Patriarchate
The Service of the Akathist Hymn at the Patriarchate
The Service of the Akathist Hymn at the Patriarchate

On Friday afternoon, 3/16 April 2021 the Service of the Akathist with the four parts of the Salutations to our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary was held at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Attempt by Armenians to Install Railings at the Top of the Facade of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Shortly before midnight on Wednesday 1/14 April 2021, the workers of the Armenian clergy of Jerusalem climbed inside their window to the narrow balcony of the facade of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre where there is a wooden ladder and placed railings.

This was realized by Geronda Sacristan His Eminence Archbishop Isidoros of Hierapolis while he was at his house in the Monastery of Abraham and called out to the workers to stop.

Patriarch John X served at Our Lady of Balamand Patriarchal Monastery

Patriarch John X served at Our Lady of Balamand Patriarchal Monastery
Patriarch John X served at Our Lady of Balamand Patriarchal Monastery
Patriarch John X served at Our Lady of Balamand Patriarchal Monastery
Patriarch John X served at Our Lady of Balamand Patriarchal Monastery

Patriarch John X celebrating the Great Akathist Serviceat Our Lady of Balamand Patriarchal Monastery Balamand, April 16, 2021.

His Beatitude the Patriarch of Jerusalem Celebrates the Divine Liturgy in Ein Karem

His Beatitude the Patriarch of Jerusalem Celebrates the Divine Liturgy in Ein Karem
His Beatitude the Patriarch of Jerusalem Celebrates the Divine Liturgy in Ein Karem
His Beatitude the Patriarch of Jerusalem Celebrates the Divine Liturgy in Ein Karem
His Beatitude the Patriarch of Jerusalem Celebrates the Divine Liturgy in Ein Karem

On Sunday morning, 5/18 April 2021, of the 5th Sunday of Lent, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos officiated the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Monastery of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist in Ein Karem, which is now adjacent to West Jerusalem, near the Jewish Hospital Hadassa.