On Monday, August 10, 2020, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of St. Ioannis the New Hozevite at the Holy Monastery of Hozeva, at the desert of brook Chorath, not far away from Jericho.
On this day the Church, and especially the Church of Jerusalem honours St. Ioannis from Romania, who came to the Holy Land and lived in strict fasting, silence and every virtue, becoming worthy of the gifts of clairvoyance and the working of miracles, as well as the incorrupt relics of his which is kept in this Holy Monastery.
He was canonized a Saint by the Patriarchate of Jerusalem in 2016.
An All-night Vigil was held to his honour, officiated by Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem with co-celebrants, Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, the Hegoumen of the Monastery Archimandrite Constantine, Archimandrite Isidoros, other Priests and Archdeacon Mark. The chanting was delivered by the Secretary of the Holy and Sacred Synod Hierodeacon Simeon and the Monastery Monks.
The Patriarch was welcomed by the Hegoumen Archimandrite Constantine. Before the Holy Communion Patriarch Theophilos delivered a Sermon.
After the All-night Vigil a meal was offered.
Source: Patriarchate of Jerusalem