On Saturday, March 25th, a Divine Liturgy was served on the occasion of the Namesday of the First Hierarch of the Jerusalem Church – Patriarch Theophilos ӀӀӀ. The service took place in the Jerusalem Church of the Resurrection of Christ (the Holy Sepulcher). Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky), head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission of the Russian Church Abroad, participated in the service.
After the divine service, His Beatitude, with the bishops and the clergy, went in solemn procession to the Patriarchate for the official part of the celebration. Among the congratulations, a festive message from His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia was read. Then the head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission of the Moscow Patriarchate, Archimandrite Alexander (Elisov), together with Fr. Roman congratulated His Beatitude the Patriarch on the day of his angel.