Sunday Nov 23/ Dec 6 2020, the head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem of the ROCOR, Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky), celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the church of St. Alexander Nevsky, the house church of the “Orthodox Palestinian Society” “at the Excavations”. 

On the eve of the feastday, an all-night vigil was served. The choir sang under the direction of the Gethsemane nun Alexandra. In the morning after the rite of the “small blessing of water”, the Chief of the Mission was solemnly greeted at the entrance of the church. The Archimandrite was co-served by priest Fr. Roman Gultiaev and deacon Fr. Vyacheslav Batalsky. The choir was directed by the nun Justina. After the celebration of the Divine Liturgy, a moleben was served to St. Alexander Nevsky. After the divine services, the sisters of the podvorie offered the pilgrims a festive meal.