CAPERNAUM: July 18, 2022
Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky) participates in Patriarchal services in Galilee
On the day of the commemoration of the holy apostles Peter and Paul, July 12, 2022, the Chief of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky), took part in the patriarchal service in Capernaum, the native city of Holy Apostle Peter. His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilus III of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine officiated the Divine Liturgy at the Monastery of the Holy Apostles. His Beatitude was co-served by His Eminence Metropolitan Cyriacus of Nazareth, Archbishop Aristarchus of Constantine, and the local Arab and Russian clergy. Archbishop Aristobulus of Madaba led the general singing of all Arabic and Russian-speaking parishioners. They sang in Greek, Arabic and Russian. Fr Roman read the Holy Gospel in Church Slavonic.
After the divine service, the Abbot of the monastery, Fr Irinarkh (Mitas), with his helpers treated the clergy and numerous pilgrims to a sumptuous festive dinner.