Liturgy in Jericho for Saint Zacchaeus the Publican

Liturgy in Jericho for Saint Zacchaeus the Publican
Liturgy in Jericho for Saint Zacchaeus the Publican
Liturgy in Jericho for Saint Zacchaeus the Publican
Liturgy in Jericho for Saint Zacchaeus the Publican

On Tuesday of the Bright Week, 21 April/ 4 May the Patriarchate observed by transference due to Pascha the commemoration of Saint Zacchaeus the former publican, which is normally celebrated on 20th April annually, at the Holy Monastery of Prophet Elisha in Jericho, where still stands the sycamore tree on which Zacchaeus climbed to be able to see the Lord passing by. Since that event, he repented and became later on Bishop of Caesarea of Palestine. 

The Service of the Holy Light at the Patriarchate

The Service of the Holy Light at the Patriarchate
The Service of the Holy Light at the Patriarchate
The Service of the Holy Light at the Patriarchate
The Service of the Holy Light at the Patriarchate

On Holy Saturday at noon, 1 May 2021, the Service of the Holy Light was observed according to the Status Quo of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

The Procession on via Dolorosa – the Royal Hours of Good Friday

The Procession on via Dolorosa – the Royal Hours of Good Friday
The Procession on via Dolorosa – the Royal Hours of Good Friday
The Procession on via Dolorosa – the Royal Hours of Good Friday
The Procession on via Dolorosa – the Royal Hours of Good Friday

On Good Friday morning, 17/30 April 2021, the Royal Hours were read at the Church of Praetorion, followed by the Procession from there through Via Dolorosa to the Horrendous Golgotha. This is done in commemoration of the event when Pilate presented the Lord to the crowds, and then He was given the Cross and marched towards Golgotha, the place of the skull, where He was crucified.  

Palm Sunday in Jerusalem

Palm Sunday in Jerusalem
Palm Sunday in Jerusalem
Palm Sunday in Jerusalem
Palm Sunday in Jerusalem

On Palm Sunday, 12/25 April 2021, the Patriarchate celebrated the triumphant entry of the Lord in Jerusalem after the Resurrection of Lazarus, when the children of the Jews were crying out loud, “Hosanna to the Son of David, blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord” and had their garments lain on the streets along with palm tree branches to welcome Him.

Lazarus’ Saturday on the Mount of Olives

Lazarus’ Saturday on the Mount of Olives
Lazarus’ Saturday on the Mount of Olives
Lazarus’ Saturday on the Mount of Olives
Lazarus’ Saturday on the Mount of Olives

On Saturday 11/24 April 2021, Lazarus’ rising from the dead was celebrated by the Patriarchate on the Mount of Olives, at the place of the Lord’s Ascension into the heavens, which is located opposite the town of Bethany.