Pentecost Concerts Jerusalem - Byzantine, Armenian, Coptic, Syriac & Latin Traditions: In Search of the Common Sources


The Laus Plena Foundation supports and collaborates with Maria Vision Holy Lands to organise 5 Pentecost concerts in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, at the occasion of a Pentecost ecumenical pilgrimage intitulated "The Voice of the Father":

Jerusalem Pentecost Concerts 2023



Pentecost Repertoire

Thursday 1 June 2023, 6:00 pm, Bethlehem - Coptic Orthodox Church of Pope Kyrillos and Martyrs of the 21st century, Saint Kyrel European Coptic Choir, directed by Dr. Prof. Michael Henein

Thursday 1 June 2023, 6:30 pm, Jerusalem - Greek Melkite Catholic Patriarchate Church of Lour Lady of Annunciation - Choir of Saint Jacob Orthodox Cathedral, Jerusalem, directed by Rimon Qamar

Friday 2 June 2023, 7:00 pm, Jerusalem - Armenian Patriarchate Museum - Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate Choir directed by Fr. Theodores Zakarian (upon invitation)

Saturday 3 June 2023, 6:00 pm, Jerusalem Coptic Orthodox Church of Saint George, Saint Kyrel Coptic European Choir, directed by Dr. Prof. Michael Henein

Sunday 4 June 2023, 6:00 pm, Jerusalem Syriac Orthodox Cenacle - Performance by five Choirs of pieces of the Byzantine, Coptic, Armenian, Syriac and Latin Pentecost repertoire in a comparative perspective, directed by Rimon Qamar/Yacub Bajjali, Dr Prof. Michael Henein, Fr. Theodoros Zakarian, M° Hani Kreitem, H. Em. Archbishop Mor Anthimos Jack Yakoub (upon invitation)

The Ecumenical pilgrimage also proposes 4 lectures by 4 representatives of different Christian Churches, on the theme "The voice of the Father":


 Jordan River – Byzantine tradition

Luke 3:21-22

When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as He was praying, heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended on Him in a bodily form like a dove. 

And a voice came from heaven: “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.”

Matthew 3:17
And a voice from heaven said, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased!"

Presentation by His Excellency Archbishop Emeritus Jules Joseph Zerey, Greek Catholic Melkite Church: The Voice of the Father at the Baptism site


Mount Tabor – Coptic tradition

Matthew 17:2-5

And He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, I will make three tabernacles here, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”

Luke 9:35

And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, my Chosen One; listen to him!”

Presentation by Fr. Bishoi, Coptic Orthodox Church: The Voice of the Father at the Transfiguration on Mount Tabor


Jerusalem – Armenian Tradition

John 12, 28-31

“Father, glorify Your name.” Then a voice came out of heaven: “I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.” So the crowd of people who stood by and heard it were saying that it had thundered; others were saying, “An angel has spoken to Him.” Jesus answered and said, “This voice has not come for My sake, but for your sakes.  “Now judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. “And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.”

Presentation by Fr. Samuel Aghoyan (or other Armenian Father), Armenian Orthodox Church: The Voice of the Father in the Temple Mount in Jerusalem


Pentecost - Jerusalem

Presentation by His Eminency Archbishop Mor Anthimos Jack Yakoub: The Holy Spirit proceeding from the Father on Pentecost


All concerts (but the Bethlehem concert) will be broadcast by Maria Vision and Noursat (and possibly other Christian TV channels).

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