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Jerusalem Patriarchate: The Feast of the Holy Great Martyr and Healer Panteleimon

On Wednesday, July 27/August 9, 2023, the memory of the holy glorious martyr and healer Panteleimon was celebrated by the Patriarchate in his holy Monastery, located between the Patriarchate and Jaffa Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem.

On this day, the Church remembers that the Saint came from Nicomedia and was the son of a pagan father, Eustorgios, and a Christian mother, Eubouli, from whom he learned the sacred scriptures and had as his Spiritual Father Saint Hermolaos, celebrating 26th of July.

Having been taught medical science, he healed the sick without money, working signs and miracles in the power of Christ, Whom he confessed and was tortured and martyred and ended by beheading during the reign of Maximian in AD 305.

In the Holy Church of the above Monastery, in honour of the Saint, Vespers on Tuesday afternoon and the Liturgy on Wednesday morning were presided over by His Eminence Metropolitan Isychios of Capitolias, along with Archimandrite Christodoulos and Hierodeacon Dositheos, at the chanting of Mr Angelos and the participation in prayer of a congregation of monks, nuns and pilgrims.

During the Divine Liturgy, H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos came for veneration along with the Holy Sepulchre Fathers.

The Abbess Charitini, who renovated the Holy Church, offered refreshments to the Patriarchal and Episcopal entourages and the congregation in the hegoumeneion and the courtyard of the Holy Monastery.

From Secretariat-General

Source: Jerusalem Patriarchate

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