On November 7, at the courtyard of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in honor of Sts. ap. Peter and is right. Tabitha hosted celebrations dedicated to the day of memory of the holy righteous Tabitha of Joppa, the heavenly patroness of the courtyard, the rusdm.ru website reports.
The Divine Liturgy on the holiday was celebrated by Metropolitan Hesychius of Capitoliad (Patriarchate of Jerusalem), delegated by His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem.
At the end of the Divine Liturgy, the clergy and pilgrims made a procession with the multifunctional relics of the holy righteous Tabitha to her tomb, where a prayer service was performed. After the prayer service and the proclamation of the statutory many years, an exchange of welcoming words took place. Metropolitan Isikhiy conveyed sincere congratulations and good wishes on behalf of His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, the Head of the RDM Archimandrite Alexander with the staff of the Mission and all pilgrims. The head of the RDM, Archimandrite Alexander (Elisov), addressed Metropolitan Isykhiy with a response, in which he asked to convey to His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos “our filial love and gratitude for the archpastoral care and attention to the Mission compound and its parishioners.” In memory of the joint service, Archimandrite Alexander presented Vladyka with the image of the Savior. Then a meal was offered to all the guests of the holiday.