STATEMENT ON MUNICIPAL THREATS AND THE DISCRIMINATORY “CHURCH LANDS BILL”

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The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 25/2/18 We, the Heads of Churches in charge of the Holy Sepulchre and the Status Quo governing the various Christian Holy Sites in Jerusalem – the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, the Custody of the Holy Land and the Armenian Patriarchate – are following with great concern the systematic campaign against the Churches and the ...

CHRISTIANS PROTEST AGAINST ILLEGITIMATE CHURCH TAXATION DECISION BY JERUSALEM MUNICIPALITY

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 25/2/18 On Saturday February 4/17, 2018, hundreds of Christians rallied in support of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate and the rest of the Jerusalem Churches against the recent tax measures (Arnona) imposed by the Israeli Jerusalem Municipality on the Holy Churches and their adjacent buildings. These tax measures are a flagrant violation of ...

THE BOILED WHEAT MIRACLE BY ST. THEODOROS TYRON AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 25/2/18 On Saturday February 11/24, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of the boiled wheat miracle by St. Theodoros Tyron the Great Martyr, who martyred at the reing of Maximian and Maximinus in 297 A.D. On this Feast, the Church commemorates the appearance of St. Theodoros Tyron to the Archbishop Eudoxios of Constantinople in ...

THE FIRST PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY OF THE HOLY & GREAT LENT AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 25/2/18 On Ash Wednesday morning, February 8/21, 2018, H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos was present at the Service of Matins and the Divine Liturgy of the Pre-sanctified Gifts at the Holy Monastic Church of Saints Constantine and Helen. The Divine Liturgy of the Pre-sanctified Gifts was also celebrated at the Horrendous ...

THE 1ST STASIS OF THE AKATHIST AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

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The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 25/2/18 The  Canon of the Theotokos and the 1st Stasis of the Salutations of the All-Holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary were officiated by His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, on Friday afternoon of the 1st Week of Great Lent, February 10/23, 2018, at the Catholicon of the All-holy Church of the ...

Feast of Mor Aphrem and Ordination of Readers and Subdeacons

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 25/2/18 On the occasion of the Feast of Mor Aphrem and Mor Theodoros, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at Mor Aphrem Church in Mor Aphrem Monastery in Maarat Saydnaya. Their Eminences Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus and Mor Timotheos Matthew, Patriarchal ...

Sermon on the Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy by Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitsky),1918.

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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 25/2/18 The Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy and the Sorrow of Orthodox Christians. Today, brethren, we celebrate the beloved feast day of the Triumph of Orthodoxy. Every year, cathedral churches are over-filled with pious throngs of worshipers, and the ...

Prince Vladimir Galitzine reposes in the Lord

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 25/2/18 +Memory Eternal+ On February 22, 2018, Thursday of the first week of Great Lent, after a long illness, Prince Vladimir Kirillovich Galitzine, renowned steward of the Holy Church who served as Warden of the Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady ...

Synodikon of Orthodoxy

Church of Serbia - 25/2/18 The text of the Synodikon of Orthodoxy has been much altered over the centuries, chiefly by the addition of material and names that postdate the Restoration of the Icons in 843. This is the case with the text that is printed in the current Triodia. Some of the more zealous contemporary ...

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk arrived in Belgrade

Church of Serbia - 25/2/18 His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, President of the Department for External Church Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church, arrived to Belgrade in the evening of the 22nd February 2018. The dignitary of the Moscow Patriarchate will participate in a formal presentation of the mosaic painting in the central dome of the Saint ...