posted Mar 5, 2016, 12:36 PM by antony coje
updated Nov 26, 2016, 11:49 PM
The enthronement of the new Metropolitan of Jerusalem:
His Eminence Metropolitan Anba Antonious
On Saturday 5-3-2016, His Eminence Metropolitan Anba Antonious arrived at Jaffa Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem and was met by heads and members of numerous denominations and institutions congratulating him and accompanying him in processions through the streets of the Old City along with scouts, monks, nuns and congregation from the diocese of Jerusalem until the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. His Eminence visited the Tomb of our Lord for the first time, and was led with joyous procession again to St Anthony's Monastery at the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate. There, he, along with the delegation of Metropolitans and Bishops sent by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II prayed the Thanksgiving Prayer, and began the enthronement ceremony. With the attendance of heads of Churches from different denominations, Political figures and officials, His Eminence was enthroned on the seat of Jerusalem as the 22nd Coptic Metropolitan of Jerusalem and the Near East.
Video footage of the entire enthronement ceremony can be found here: