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The Sunday of All Saints at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem

Sunday, June 17/30, 2024, was celebrated by the Patriarchate as All Saints’ Sunday, following the feast of Pentecost.

This feast was celebrated in the All Saints chapel, inside the Holy Church of the Holy Monastery of Panagia Sayda Naya.

This feast was celebrated in commemoration of those holy figures who have pleased God through the ages, that is, Patriarchs, Forefathers, Righteous, Prophets of the Old Testament and the Apostles of the New Testament, confessors, martyrs and all the saints of the life of the Church, who are the fruit of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. On this day the cycle of Pentecost closes and from tomorrow the fasting of the Holy Apostles begins, as a preparation for their great feast.

In honour of All Saints, who are each celebrated every day, their common commemoration was celebrated in this chapel with Vespers on Saturday afternoon, led by the Typikon keeper of the Patriarchal and Monastic Church of Saints Constantine and Helen, Archimandrite Alexios and by the Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning by Archimandrites Christodoulos and Hieronymos, the ministering Priest of Saint James Cathedral Farah Bandour, and the Russian Priest Nikolai Koulinsky. The chanting was delivered by the nuns of the Monastery in Greek and by Mr Rimon Kamar in Arabic as the service was attended by monks, nuns, local believers and pilgrims, the representatives of the Greek Consulate General in Jerusalem and the Cypriot Embassy in Tel Aviv.

After the Divine Liturgy, the Abbess Seraphima, who renovated the Holy Church and the Holy Monastery and is also in charge of the bakery, hosted a rich reception for the Fathers and the entire congregation at the rectory and the courtyard of the Monastery.

From the General Secretariat

Source: Patriarchate of Jerusalem