THE FEAST OF THOMAS SUNDAY AT THE PATRIARCHATE

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 24/4/18 The feast of Thomas Sunday was celebrated by the Patriarchate according to the Typikon order and the Status Quo of worship on Sunday April 2/15, at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. On this Sunday the Church commemorates Thomas’ good unfaithfulness, which was changed by his faith when eight days after His ...

THE FEAST OF THE ELEVATION OF THE CROSS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE 2016

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - October 2016 A. In the afternoon during Vespers On Tuesday, the 14th/27th of September 2016, the Patriarchate celebrated the Elevation of the Holy Cross in commemoration of the fact that, on the completion of the opening of the Church of the Resurrection in 336 AD, St Helen and Archbishop Makarios of Jerusalem raised ...

THE COMMEMORATION OF THE OPENING OF THE CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION 2016

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - October 2016 On Monday, the 13th/26th of September 2016, divine Liturgy was served at the katholikon of the Church of the Resurrection in commemoration of the Church’s opening. The opening of the Church of the Resurrection took place in the year 336 AD when in this first Christian Church our Lord Jesus Christ ...

THE NATIVITY OF THE MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS CELEBRATED AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - September 2016 On Wednesday the 8th/21st of September 2016, the feast of the Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos was observed by the Patriarchate in commemoration of the fact that God had offered Mary as a gift to her barren parents, Joachim and Anna, for their fervent faith and prayer; ...

RETURN OF THE ICON OF THE DORMITION OF THEOTOKOS TO THE TOMB OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - August 2016 Early in the morning of Thursday, the 12th/25th of August 2016, in continuation of the holy Vigil, Matins and Divine Liturgy, led by Archimandrite Matthew, the icon of Theotokos was carried in a procession from the Dependency in Gethsemane, where it is kept opposite the Church of the Resurrection, to the ...

THE FEAST OF STS PETER AND PAUL IN CAPERNAUM

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - July 2016 On Tuesday, the 29th of June/12th of July 2016, the Patriarchate observed the memory of the First amongst the Apostles, Sts Peter and Paul, at the monastery dedicated to their name in Capernaum, on the northwest coast of the Tiberian sea, once lifted to the heavens, the Lord’s second homeland ...

THE FEAST OF PALESTINE SAINTS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - July 2016 On Sunday, the 20th of June/3rd of July 2016, the Patriarchate observed the memory of the saints who had lived and died in Palestine, namely saints of the Old and New Testament, Patriarchs, Prophets, Apostles, Martyrs, Confessors, Preachers, Evangelists, both eponymous and anonymous. The feast has been set for the ...

THE FEAST OF THE PROPHET ELISHA AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - July 2016 On Monday, the 14th/27th of June 2016, the Patriarchate observed the memory of the Prophet Elisha at the Monastery dedicated to his name in Jericho, near the sycamore tree where Zacchaeus the tax collector had climbed to see the Lord “because he was short”. The church of the Monastery is dedicated ...

THE FEAST OF THE ASCENSION AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2016)

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - June 2016 On Thursday the 27th of May/9th of June 2016, the Patriarchate observed, on the Mount of Olives, the Despotic feast of the Ascension of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The feast commemorates in joined joy and sorrow the fact that, forty days after His resurrection and His many appearances, our ...

THE FEAST OF THE APODOSIS OF EASTER AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

Jerusalem Patriarchate - June 2016 On Wednesday, the 26th of May/8th of June 2016, the Patriarchate observed the feast of the Apodosis [Leave-taking] of Easter, namely the completion of forty days since Easter Sunday. On the afore-mentioned day, the service of Easter Matins was performed with the “Resurrection Day” Canon of St John Damascene, followed by divine ...

THE MIRACLE OF THE GREAT MARTYR THEODORE THE TYRON

JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE - March 2016 On Saturday, the 6th/19th of March 2016, the Saturday of the First Week of the Fasting Period, the Patriarchate of Jerusalem commemorated the miracle of St Theodore the Tyron and the Great-Martyr at the Monastery dedicated to his name to the west of the Patriarchate on the way to the New Gate. St ...

THE ENTRY OF THEOTOKOS INTO THE TEMPLE CELEBRATED AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

December 2015 On Friday, the 21st of November/4th of December 2015, the Patriarchate celebrated the feast of the Presentation of Mary, namely the entrance of Theotokos into the Holy of Holies, where she stayed to be nurtured by angels and prepared for the great Mystery of the incarnation of God the Logos through the Holy Spirit. Α.  ...

THE FEAST OF ST DEMETRIUS IN THE HOLY LAND

IN JERUSALEM On Sunday, the 26th of October/8th of November 2015, the Patriarchate observed the feast of St Demetrius the glorious martyr and myrrh-bearer at the Church dedicated to his name, within the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood. Also named in honour of St Demetrius is the “Agios Demetrios” Arabic-speaking School, intended for the children of the Patriarchate’s congregation. The ...

THE FEAST OF ST THEKLA AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

On Wednesday, the 24th of September/7th of October 2015, the feast of St Thekla the Protomartyr and Equal to the Apostles, was observed by the Patriarchate at the chapel dedicated to her name, on the west of the monastic church of Sts Constantine and Helen. St Thekla was a disciple of the Apostle Paul. After preaching ...

THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF THEOTOKOS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

September 2015 A. In Beit Jala The Nativity of Theotokos, customarily celebrated on the 8th/21st of September each year, this year was observed on Sunday the 7th/20th of September at the Church of the Nativity of Theotokos, of the Greek Orthodox Arabic-speaking Community of the town of Beit Jala, near Bethlehem. The Patriarchal Commissioner, the Most Reverend Isychios, ...

THEIR BEATITUDES THE PATRIARCHS OF ALEXANDRIA AND JERUSALEM CONCELEBRATE IN THE HOLY SEPULCHER

July-August 2015 On the night of the 15th to the 16th/28th to the 29th of July 2015, His Beatitude Theodoros, Patriarch of Alexandria, in the context of a visit to the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, led the nocturnal Divine Liturgy at the Lord’s Sepulcher. Concelebrating were Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem, Archbishop Isychios of Kapitolias, Archbishop Aristarchos of ...

ST ONOUPHRIOS FEAST AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

On Thursday, the 12th/25th of June 2015, the Patriarchate celebrated the memory of Hosios Onouphrios the Egyptian at the Monastery dedicated to him, opposite the Pool of Siloam on the foothills of Abu Tor. St Onouphrios had lived a rigidly ascetic life for more than sixty years, during the 4th c. AD, deep into the Egyptian ...