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The Procession of the Palm Tree Branches from Bethsphage

On the evening of Lazarus Saturday, April 14th / 27th 2024, His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem blessed the palm tree branches in Bethsphage, and assigned to His Eminence Metropolitan Isychios of Capitolias, to lead the procession with the palm tree branches under the chanting of “the general Resurrection before your passion” from Bethsphage, passing through the Holy Monastery of the Ascension, Gethsemane, Saint Stephen and from the Lions Gate to the Holy Monastery of the Holy Ancestors of God as a memory of the Lord’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, when the children of the Jews welcomed Him singing “Hosanna to the Son of David”.

The preparation for the procession from the Monastery of Bethsphage was completed under the care of the Supervisor of the Monastery, nun Savvina.

From Secretariat-General

Source: Patriarchate of Jerusalem