On Saturday, August 14, 2021, the Patriarchate of Jerusalem celebrated by transference one day earlier, the commemoration of the translation of the relics of the Holy First Martyr and Archdeacon Stephen.
This event was celebrated in the ruins of a Byzantine church dedicated to the First Martyr Stephen. Above the preserved ruins the hardworking Hegoumen of Ramallah Archimandrite Galaktion has built a new chapel.
The Divine Liturgy was celebrated in this chapel by Metropolitan Joachim of Helenoupolis, with the co-celebration of Archimandrite Galaktion, Priest Yacub and Hierodeacon Eulogios, at the chanting of the Ramallah Community choir. The service was attended by the parish members.
After the Divine Liturgy, Archimandrite Galaktion, who is responsible for the renovation of this holy ecclesiastical site, guided Metropolitan Joachim with his entourage to the ancient building complex and hosted a refreshing reception.
Source: Patriarchate of Jerusalem