HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM WELCOMES DEANS OF ANGLICAN CHURCH

On the morning of Tuesday the 8th/21st of April 2015, Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem welcomed a group of fifty Deans of the Anglican Church. The Deans were accompanied by their spouses and Dean Hosam of the Anglican Church in Jerusalem. The members of the group had visited the Holy Land in order to gain knowledge of ...

THE NAME DAY OF HIS BEATITUDE THEOPHILOS – PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM

March 2015 On Saturday the 8th/21st of March 2015, the Name Day of Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem was observed one day earlier than usual, on the commemoration of the Holy Forty Martyrs who had suffered a martyr’s death in Lake Sebaste of Caesarea, Pontus. The feast was observed as a Small Parrhesia. A’ Vespers The feast began on ...

HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM LEADS SECOND SALUTATIONS IN EILABUN

On the evening of Friday, 21 February/6 March 2015, H.B. Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, led the service of the Salutations of Theotokos at the Monastery of St George, of the Patriarchate’s Rum Orthodox Arab-speaking Community in Eilabun, Northern Israel. In this town, of a population of approximately 3.000, the Rum Orthodox Community numbers 600 members. Here, ...

HIS BEATITUDE PATRIARCH THEOPHILOS OF JERUSALEM ADDRESSES THE KING OF JORDAN IN KARAK

On Wednesday, the 11th/24th of December 2014, the king of Jordan visited the historical city of Karak (ancient Kyriakoupolis) in South Jordan, to meet with subjects of his kingdom, Muslims and Christians alike, on the occasion of Christmas. Today, the city numbers approximately 10.000 inhabitants, whereas the overall Governorate of Karak has a population of 100.000, ...

THE COUNTRY OF HUNGARY DECORATES HIS BEATITUDE THEOPHILOS – PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM

On Wednesday, the 19th of November, 2nd of December 2014, Mr Zsolt Semjén, Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary, visited the Patriarchate accompanied by Mr Geza Mihályi, Hungarian Representative in Ramallah, and former Ambassador, Mr Csaba Czibere, Director General of the Middle East and North Africa Department. His Excellency the Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary conveyed to ...

HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM AWARDED HONORARY DOCTORATE BY BUCHAREST UNIVERSITY

October 2014 On Saturday, the 12th/25th of October 2014, His Beatitude, Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem, attended a meeting with postgraduate students of Religious Studies at the University of Bucharest. The students are conducting research into such fields as Byzantine Hagiography, Philosophy, Neo-Platonism, Philology, Coptic and Ethiopian Studies etc. Mrs Madea Axinciuc, who initiated the granting of the ...

HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM AWARDS MEDAL TO MR SALAM FAYYAD – FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF PALESTINIAN AUTONOMY

August 2014 On Monday, the 12th/25th of August 2014, H.B. Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem awarded the medal of Supreme Taxiarch of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher to Mr Salam Fayyad, the former prime minister of the Palestinian Autonomy. The title was conferred on Mr Fayyad in recognition of his cooperation with and support of the ...

HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM DECORATES MR DEMETRIOS MAKRIS

August 2014 On Monday, the 5th/18th of August 2014, H.B. Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem conferred the honorary title of Crusader of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher to Mr Demetrios Makris, Managing Director of ISBS Hellas. The company is the technical support sponsor for the Patriarchate’s Web Division. The decoration ceremony took place at the Hall ...

HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM OFFICIATES IN TULKARM, SAMARIA

March April 2014 On Sunday, the 17th/30th of March 2014, the Sunday of St John Climacus, His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, officiated at the Divine Liturgy in the Rum Orthodox, Arab-speaking Community of Tulkarm. The town lies at half an hour’s drive from Jacob’s Well in Samaria. Tulkarm numbers only two families, living amongst Muslim residents. Its ...

HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM IN RAMALLAH

March-April 2014 On the evening of Friday the 15th/28th of March 2014, His Beatitude Theophilos, our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem, led the service for the Fourth Stasis of the Salutations to Theotokos in the Holy Church of the Transfiguration of the Saviour for the Rum Orthodox, Arab-speaking Community of Ramallah, of the Palestinian State. In this big city of the Palestinian ...

HIS BEATITUDE IN ISMAILIA FOR THE CELEBRATIONS OF THE HOLY CHURCH OF ST MINAS

On Sunday 10th November 2013, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, was in Ismailia, See of the Holy Metropolis of Leontopolis, to officiate at the prayer functions in honour and memory of the Great Martyr St Minas the Wonderworker, Patron Saint of the canal city, in the Holy Metropolitan ...

HIS BEATITUDE VISITS THE ALEXANDRIAN LIBRARY

November 2013 On 30th October 2013, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa went to the Library of Alexandria in order to receive in a function of particular honour, the second lot of restored and digitalized coded manuscripts, which are from the treasures of the Patriarchal library. During the function His ...

HIS BEATITUDE HONOURS HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT OF CYPRUS

5/9/2012 The Alexandrian Patriarchate His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa proclaimed His Excellency Mr Dimitrios Christofias as a Great Benefactor of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa, in a modest ceremony which took place at the Presidential Mansion on the afternoon of Monday 3rd September 2012 Present at the ceremony ...

HIS BEATITUDE INAUGARATES THE NEW WING OF THE PATRIARCHATE SCHOOL IN TAYBEH

Jerusalem Patriarchate On Tuesday, the 21st of March / 3rd of April 2012, His Beatitude Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III inaugurated the new wing of our Patriarchate’s school in Taybeh. Taybeh is a suburb of Ramallah with 35.000 residents, three thousand of whom are Arab-speaking Orthodox belonging to the Patriarchate. The Patriarchate of Jerusalem operates ...

HIS BEATITUDE SPEECH OF WELCOME TO THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY

2/2/2012 Holy Sepulcher, 2 February 2012 Your Grace, Dear Archbishop Rowan, Your Eminences, Dear Bishops, Beloved Members of the Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulchre, Reverend Fathers “You who were lifted upon the Cross of your own will, Ο Christ our God, bestow your compassion upon all who are called by your Name”. With these words from the Kontakion of the Feast of the ...

HIS BEATITUDE ADDRESS TO THE PRESIDENT OF ISRAEL & MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT

29/12/2011 Jerusalem Patriarchate Mr. President, Honorable Ministers, Members of Parliament, Your Eminences, Dear Reverend Fathers, Distinguished Guests, ”For the sake of my relatives and friends I will say, ‘Peace be within you”. ( Ps. 121:8) We greet you, Your Excellency, and all gathered here, in this festive season. Our purpose is to celebrate the heavenly gift of peace that ...

HIS BEATITUDE ADDRESS OF WELCOME TO HIS EXCELLENCY VICTOR YANUKOVYCH, PRESIDENT OF THE UKRAINE

1/12/2011 Jerusalem, 1 December 2011 Your Excellency, Mr. President, Esteemed Members of the Ukrainian Delegation, Your Eminences, Ladies and Gentlemen, “You have come to Jerusalem, the city of the living God.” (cf. Heb. 12:22) We are glad to welcome you to the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the senior Church institution of the Holy Land, and the Mother of All the Churches. The Patriarchate ...

HIS BEATITUDE ADDRESS OF WELCOME TO THE INTER-PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY ON ORTHODOXY IN AMMAN, JORDAN

Christian Communities in the Holy Land: Presence, Rights, Fears and Hopes H.B. Theophilos III Patriarch of Jerusalem 15 November 2011 Mr. Abdul Karim Dughmi, Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Mr. Sergei Popov, President of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly, Your Eminences, Dear Fathers, Distinguished Members, Ladies and Gentlemen, How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity! (Ps 132). It is great honor for ...

HIS BEATITUDE CELEBRATES IN ZIMBABWE THE SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS ELECTION TO THE APOSTOLIC AND PATRIARCHAL THRONE OF ALEXANDRIA

His Beatitude Theodoros II - Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa

09/10/2011 Alexandrian Patriarchate His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa celebrated the completion of seven years from his election and elevation to the Apostolic and Patriarchal Throne of St Mark (9th October 2004 – 9th October 2011) in Harare, Zimbabwe, the county he served for four years as Metropolitan and from ...

HIS BEATITUDE CONDUCTED THE SERVICE OF THE BLESSING OF THE WATERS FOR THE START OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR

Archim. P. Arathymos - N. Katsikas On 12th September 2011, His Beatitude Theodoros, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa accompanied by His Grace Nikodimos, Bishop of Nitria and Patriarchal Vicar of Cairo, conducted the designated service of the blessing of the waters at the Hellenic Schools of Heliopolis in Cairo, at the start of ...

THE NEW AMBASSADOR OF CYPRUS VISITS HIS BEATITUDE

Alexandrian Patriarchate On 9th September 2011, His Beatitude Theodoros II Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa welcomed to the Patriarchal See the new Ambassador of Cyprus in Egypt, accompanied by the Charge d' Affaires of the Embassy, the Honourable Consul General of Cyprus in Cairo and the Chairman of the Cypriot Brotherhood Mr ...