MESSAGE OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS III ON THE OCCASION OF CHRISTMAS 2018

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 19/12/18 “Make ready, O Bethlehem, let the manger be prepared, Let the Cave show its welcome. The truth is come the shadow is passed away; God hath appeared from a Virgin unto men, Formed as we are and deifying that which He hath assumed.” (Plagal of fourth Tone by Sophronius, Patriarch of Jerusalem) During the joyful Twelve-day ...

PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM VISITS ARMENIANS ON THE OCCASION OF THE ARMENIAN FEAST OF CHRISTMAS

January 2015 On Wednesday, the 8th/21st of January 2015, two days after the Orthodox feast of Epiphany, and on the feast-day of St George the Hozevite, the Patriarchate reciprocated the visit paid by the Armenians on the occasion of Orthodox Christmas, as the Armenians celebrate the Nativity after the Epiphany. This visit to the Armenian Patriarchate in ...

PATRIARCH KIRILL SPEAKS AT THE 3RD CHRISTMAS PARLIAMENTARY MEETINGS IN THE RUSSIAN STATE DUMA

January 2015 On 22 January 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia took part in the 3rd Christmas parliamentary meetings held in the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation as a part of the 23rd International Christmas Readings. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and Mr. Sergei Naryshkin, chairman of the State ...

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS OF THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM TO THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ARMENIAN PATRIARCHATE IN JERUSALEM ON THE OCCASION OF THEIR CHRISTMAS VISIT TO THE PATRIARCHATE

January 2015 Your Eminence Archbishop Aris Shirvanian, Your Eminences, Your Graces, Beloved Members of our Respective Fraternities, Dear Fathers, We welcome you to our Patriarchate with these joyful words from Matins of the Nativity: Come, Ο faithful, let us go to see where Christ was born! We shall follow the Wise Men, kings from the East, ...

LIVE TELEVISION BROADCAST OF CHRISTMAS LITURGY VIA SATELLITE FROM ANTELIAS – JANUARY 6, 2015

January 2015 The Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International (LBCI) will broadcast LIVE via satellite the Christmas Liturgy presided over by His Holiness Aram I,  from St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias, on Tuesday, 6 January  2015, beginning from 8:00 am UTC (GMT). For the Americas and Australia,  check your local LBCI program schedule for exact time. The Noursat, MTV, ...

MESSAGE OF PATRIARCH THEOPHILOS III OF JERUSALEM ON CHRISTMAS 2014

Monday, 22 December 2014. Today the angels in the sky dance and rejoice. And the whole universe delights in the birth of the Lord and Saviour in Bethlehem. Because every fallacy of idols now ceases and Christ shall rule for all time. (Nativity Verses for Christmas Procession) The Orthodox Church of Christ celebrates, today and for all ...

PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM LIGHTS CHRISTMAS TREE AT THE OLD CITY

  December 2014 On Friday the 6th/19th of December 2014, His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, lit the Christmas tree in the Old City of Jerusalem. The tall, decorated tree is fixed on a terrace within the New Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem, a manger at its basis. Leaders of Churches attended the event, together with a ...

CHRISTMAS BAZAR IN HOLY ARCHBISHOPRIC OF QATAR

Patriarchate of Jerusalem - December 2014  During this period leading to Christmas day, the Holy Archbishopric of Qatar offered its polyglot flock the opportunity to participate in a Bazar of Christmas Gifts. The event was enriched by performances based on various local traditions, on Friday, the 21st of November 2014 (New Calendar). The event was honoured by ...

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLIEST BEATITUDE, THEOPHILOS III, PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM, CHRISTMAS 2013

December 2013 Behold the Virgin, begetting God in flesh, in the city of Bethlehem, inside the Cavern, the entire universe has been enriched, rejoice and dance, associate with servants - for the Lord has come near everyone. (Matins Oikos 20, December) The one, holy, catholic and apostolic Orthodox Church of Christ, across the world, celebrates today a miraculous and sublime event which transcends ...