On Thursday, January 21, 2021, the Patriarchate of Jerusalem celebrated the commemoration of Saints John and George the Hozevites.
On this Feast, the Church, and especially the Church of Jerusalem commemorates Saint John. He abandoned the general pastoral care and retreated in the valley of Chorath, at the hermitages of the first ascetic fathers, Zenon, Elias, Eandas, Ganneos and Promos. Saint John made the former hermitage a Monastic centre and a famous Monastery due to his holiness and guided thousands of Monks in ascesis. Saint George came from Cyprus and reconstructed the Monastery after the 614 AD Persian raid.
The two saints are considered to be the founders of the Monastery due to their mission there.
Their commemoration was celebrated with an All-night Vigil, officiated by Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem.
The Vigil was followed by a Monastic meal.
Source: Patriarchate of Jerusalem