This year, Orthodox and Western Easter fell at the same time, something that doesn't happen all that often. Plus, Passover is also this week, meaning that the city is packed. So I didn't even attempt to go to Easter service in the Old City.
Below is a picture of the Greek Patriarch, Theopolis, celebrating Easter service. He is a contact of mine, since I do the religious affairs portfolio, and I have met with him several times. He serves cognac at the meetings (too bad the portfolio wasn't given to someone who drinks!) and he once gave me a book about the church's manuscript collection (which is really extensive). He is an incredibly nice man, and I have enjoyed working with him.
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