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The Service of the Akathist Hymn at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem

On the evening of 26 March / 8 April 2022, the Service of the Akathist was observed at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

According to the Typikon order, the Canon of the Akathist was observed within the Service of the Small Compline, in remembrance of the liberation of Constantinople from the Persians and the Avars by the help of the Mother of God, and as a final reminder of the Annunciation message before our entry into the Holy Week.

The first stasis of the Salutations was recited by the officiator of the Service, His Beatitude, our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, the second by His Eminence Archbishop Methodios of Tabor, the third by His Eminence Archbishop Isidoros of Hierapolis and the fourth by the Dragoman Archimandrite Mattheos.

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