HOLY FIRE HAS DESCENDED IN CHURCH OF HOLY SEPULCHRE IN JERUSALEM

Info Resist - 30/4/16 The Holy Fire has descended in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The Holy Fire appeared in the edicule (the small chapel built over the burial place of Christ) during the prayers of Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem. After the fire’s descent the Patriarch passed the holy gift to the faithful who lit ...

Statement of the Arab Orthodox Youth in Jordan and Palestine and the Orthodox Society

December 2014 On December 15, 2014, the Arab Orthodox Youth learned that the so-called "Holy" Synod of the Eastern Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem decided at its meeting that day under the presidency of His Eminence Theophilos, Archbishop of Tabor and so-called "Patriarch" to punish the Reverend Archimandrite Chrisophoros, abbot and spiritual father of the Monastery of ...

Statement of the Arab Orthodox Clergy of Jerusalem on Reforming the Patriarchate

Statement of the Arab Orthodox Clergy for Revival - 28/7/14 In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit We denounce Israel's genocidal war on Gaza. We condemn the forced expulsion of the Christians of Mosul in Iraq. We pray for peace in Syria, neighboring countries, and the Arab world as a whole. We ...

Fr Touma Bitar on the Situation in the Patriarchate of Jerusalem

Fr Touma Bitar

14/7/14 They cannot ask us to be their followers merely because they have inherited apostolic succession. We must follow the good and distance ourselves from evil successors of the apostles." - St Irenaeus of Lyon The See of Jerusalem Submissiveness that Kills "Do you love me, Peter? Feed my lambs..." The Lord said this to Peter three times. ...

Jordanian Orthodox Hold a Third Protest in Amman

23/6/14 Amman: Arab Orthodox youth demonstrated in the Jordanian capital Amman in front of the bishopric, where they denounced the continued marginalization of the historical demands of their forefathers that are guaranteed by Jordanian law as well as the government's official silence about the Arab Orthodox issue and the outrage connected to their cause, as they ...

Christian Palestinians reject calls to join Israeli army

26/4/14 Representatives of orthodox national institutions in Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories have rejected the recruitment of Christians in the Israeli army yesterday. At a meeting in Jerusalem the foundations emphasised that the churches, Christian institutions and members of Christian denominations strongly reject recruiting their children in the Israeli army on the basis of ethical, humanitarian and ...

For Arab Orthodox church, Middle East turbulence hits home

29/4/13 MONTREAL- News that two bishops were kidnapped in Syria has shaken Montreal’s Arab Orthodox Christians. “Today I asked for the people when they made their procession, to pray for peace, to pray for these bishops,” said Economos Antony Gabriel, of St. George’s Orthodox Church. ”We don’t want to see the church destroyed, and we don’t want Christians ...

Orthodox Church In Istanbul Will Be Rebuilt

14/12/12 -  Nicky Mariam Onti The municipal council of Istanbul has decided to give the permission to rebuild the St. Stefanos (Yeşilköy) Church, the first time the Turkish Republic has allowed an Orthodox religious institution to be renovated. The church is under the aegis of the Arab-Orthodox community which had asked many times for their own place for ...