The commemoration of St. George the Great Martyr and Trophy-bearer was celebrated before the ordained by the Church date, on Saturday May 4, 2019 at his Holy Church of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem in the town of Acre – Ptolemais.
On the aforementioned day the Divine Liturgy was led by Metropolitan Joachim of Helenoupolis, with co-celebrants the Patriarchal Representative in Acre – Ptolemais, Archimandrite Philotheos, and the ministering Priests of the twelve villages belonging to the Holy Metropolis of Acre. The chanting was held by the Acre choir in Greek and Arabic, and many faithful from the town of Acre and its outskirts attended the service.
Meanwhile, the feat of St. George was celebrated on the feast day, May 6, 2019 at St. George Monastery “of the Hospital” in the Old City of Jerusalem, at the Holy Monastery bearing his name, which is located north of the Patriarchate, adjacent to the Holy Monastery of the Archangels.
Vespers in the evening and the Divine Liturgy on the morning were officiated by Archimandrite Demetrios, while the chanting was delivered by the Choir Leader of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre Mr. Constantinos Spyropoulos, Monk Joseph from Mount Athos and the Patriarchal School students, as the service was attended by a large congregation of faithful Christians honouring the Saint.
Also, the feat of St George was celebrated in Lydda, were the empty tomb of the Saint and his historic Holy Church lie, the feast was celebrated with the Divine Liturgy, led by the Most Reverend Archbishop Theophanes of Gerassa, and at St. George Al-Hader (Beitzalla), where the festive Divine Liturgy was officiated by Metropolitan Joachim of Helenoupolis.
SOURCE: Patriarchate of Jerusalem