The Holy Myrrh or Chrism is the visible sign of the transmission of the Holy Spirit upon those who enter the Church.
The Sanctification Ceremony for the Holy Myrrh at the Ecumenical Patriarchate on Holy Thursday morning. The Great Vespers and the Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great. The Sanctification Ceremony for the Holy Myrrh at 2:01:48-2:14:00
Introduction Patriarch Bartholomew announced that this year, 2012, the Holy Chrism will once again be consecrated on Holy Thursday in the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. The Holy Chrism is consecrated by the Ecumenical Patriarch for use in holy churches for the celebration of the sacrament of Holy Chrismation. The sacrament of Holy Chrismation is the […]
On Holy Monday, April 9, 2012, following the Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts at the Patriarchal Church of St. George, His All-Holiness blessed the beginning of the process of sanctification of the Holy Myron in a special office. The Ecumenical Patriarch sprinkles holy water on the prepared materials, the utensils to be used, and […]
On Sunday, April 8, 2012, following the doxology on Palm Sunday, His All-Holiness blessed the Archon Myrepsos (Perfumer) George Savvits who, along with his colleagues, will assist in the preparation of the Holy Myron (Myrrh). Photos by N.Manginas