At dawn on Friday, October 8, 2021, the Patriarchal Representative in Bethlehem, blessed Hagiotaphite Archbishop Theophylaktos of the Jordan slept in the Lord.
His Eminence was admitted at the Levenstein rehabilitation center in Paamana for the last two days, after a two-month treatment at Hadassa hospital in Ein Karem.
The Hagiotaphite Brotherhood mourns in the Lord and prays for the repose of the soul of its distinguished member. We mourn along with the Rum Orthodox Arab-speaking flock of Bethlehem, where the departed ministered in self-sacrifice for the last fifteen years.
His funeral service is scheduled to be observed at the Holy Church of Saints Constantine and Helen at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, October 9, 2021, while the burial will be at the cemetery of the Basilica of Bethlehem.
May his memory be ever-lasting!
Source: Patriarchate of Jerusalem