At noon on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem accompanied by the Director of the Patriarchate’s Finance Department, Metropolitan Isychios of Kapitolias, and Geronda Chief Secretary, Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, visited the Holy Monastery of Prophet Elijah, located between Jerusalem and Bethlehem near the place of the “Seat of the Virgin Mary”.
The visit aimed to launch the much-needed renovation project of the Monastery; where the gratitude of the Patriarchate was also highlighted by His Beatitude for the generous donation extended by the Russian non-profit organization: “Foundation for Support of Christian Culture and Heritage”.
The project is, God willing, scheduled for completion before Christmas this year, when the official departure of the Patriarchal Entourage to Bethlehem will take place on the Eve of Christmas celebrations.
His Beatitude and the Patriarchal delegation were welcomed, today, by the good keeper of the Monastery, Monk Achillios.
Source: Patriarchate of Jerusalem