At the invitation of the Head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission of the Moscow Patriarchate, Archimandrite Alexander (Elisov), the Head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky), served at the patriarchal service on Holy Spirit Day, the feast day of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.
His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem presided over the Divine Liturgy. Hierarchs of the Greek Patriarchate: Hesychius – Metropolitan of Capitolla, Aristarchus – Archbishop of Konstantine, Theodosius – Archbishop of Sebastia, Joachim – Metropolitan of Elenopol and also priests of the Greek, Romanian Churches and members of the REM co-served.
After the service, a festive meal was offered at the Mission headquarters. At the trapeza, His Beatitude the Patriarch delivered a congratulatory speech. Among the words of other state and church leaders, archimandrite Roman also congratulated His Beatitude the Patriarch, Fr. Alexander and all present with the feastday and with the grace of the Holy Spirit.[foogallery id=”13901″]