THE HOLY METROPOLIS OF CEPHALONIA
ST. GERASIMOS CONVENT
FOR THE ST. GERASIMOS DAY FESTIVITIES AT OMALA, CEPHALONIA
The devout population of Cephalonia is informed that the following schedule will be followed in the new church for the grand celebrations in honor of St. Gerasimos, Patron of the island of Cephalonia and of Cephalonians around the world.
6.00 pm Prayer before the Sacred Relic and transfer of the Sacred Relic to the new church for Small Vespers.
10.00 pm Festive Vespers with the participation of Metropolitans, followed by Night Vigil till 4 am.
8.00 am Matins followed by Archieratic co-officiating Liturgy.
11.00 am Litany of the Sacred Relic in the presence of the Clergy, monks and nuns from all Metropolis monasteries and convents, officials and the devout public.
12.00 noon End of the litany procession at the new church.
8.00 pm Festive Vespers at the Argostoli Cathedral of Evangelistria - Ascention.
9.00 pm Litany of St. Gerasimos Icon through the streets of Argostoli, as a special expression of respect o the town's population towards St. Gerasimos.
8.00 am Matins followed by Archieratic Divine Liturgy at the old church.
8.30 am Prayer at St. Gerasimos Cave at Lassi, site of his early monastic life on the island.
From August 17th to August 22nd, Archieratic Divine Liturgy will be held at St. Gerasimos Convent from 8.00-10.00. while every evening from 6.30 - 8.30 daily Vespers will be held which will include St. Gerasimos' Troparia, Epitaphios and Sermon.
RESTITUTION OF ST. GERASIMOS FESTIVITIES
7.30 am Όρθρος και εν συνεχεία Αρχιερατική Θεία Λειτουργία εις τον νέον Ιερόν Ναόν.
11.00 am Litany of the Sacred Relic .
12.00 noon At the completion of the procession, the Sacred Relic will be replaced in the Grand Larnax at the site of the Saint's Grave.
Other Metropolitans have been invited to attend all of the above mentioned Services.
From the Holy Metropolis of Cephalonia and St. Gerasimos Convent.