On Sunday, March 29, 2020, 4th Sunday of Lent, the feast of the Precious and Life-giving Cross was celebrated by transference at the Monastery of the Holy Cross, which is located on West Jerusalem, near the Knesset.
This feast, according to the Typikon of the Church of Jerusalem is based on the tradition that Lot planted there the three-composed wood of pine, cedar and cypress, from which the Holy Cross was made and our Lord Jesus Christ was crucified on it for our salvation.
In honour and adoration of the Precious Cross, the Hegoumen Most Reverend Archbishop Philoumenos of Pella celebrated the Divine Liturgy, at the presence of the representative of the Greek Consulate Mrs. Katherine Tzima and only a few faithful, due to the restrictions against COVID-19 pandemic, from which may our Merciful God protect us and the whole humanity.
After the Divine Liturgy, His Eminence the Archbishop Philoumenos of Pella, who manages the Monastery praise-worthily, offered a meal to those who honoured the feast of the Monastery.
Source: Patriarchate of Jerusalem