Israeli Lawmaker Urges Authorities to Settle Church Taxation Row Diplomatically

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Sputniknews - 28/2/18 MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Member of Israeli parliament Ksenia Svetlova told Sputnik on Monday that she hoped Israeli authorities would use diplomatic means to settle the church taxation issue, which has already resulted in the closure of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. On Sunday, representatives of the Greek Orthodox Church, Armenian Apostolic Church and ...

Lazarus Saturday Appeal for Christian Boarders of the Orthodox School of Bethany

Delegate of Christian Affairs in the Holy Land for the Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem The Feast of the Annunciation (Old Calendar) - April 2016 Every Lazarus Saturday, Christians from around the world gather together in Bethany on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives, where Christ raised Lazarus, brother of Mary and Martha, back ...

French President meets Patriarch of Jerusalem

18/11/13 French President Francois Hollande met with Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem His Beatitude Theophilos. Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal was also present for the occasion . The meeting was held at the Church of Saint Anne in Jerusalem's Old City November 18, 2013. REUTERS Heidi Levine/ — in East Jerusalem. Source:  

Prayers Needed for Saint Lazarus Monastery in Bethany/Al-Azaria, East Jerusalem

Dan Koski 26/4/13 Fathers, Mothers, Brothers and Sisters of the Orthodox Church and other Christian traditions; As we approach Lazarus Saturday before the start of Holy Week in the Orthodox Church, I would ask that this year, you would also commemorate Saint Lazarus Monastery in the modern city of Al-Azaria (Lazarus) in Bethany, East Jerusalem, which is currently ...

Nun says locals building illegally on monastery land

23/4/13 JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- The head of a monastery in East Jerusalem on Monday accused residents of al-Eizariyya of building illegally on church land. Al-Eizariyya residents are constructing buildings on the private lands of the Holy Monastery of Martha and Maria, "brushing aside all religious, social and national values," said Sister Efpraxia. "This is a dangerous violation in ...

Palestinian Christians support Independent State

Archbishop Theodosios Atallah Hanna

22/9/2011 The main Christian denominations in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza have issued a joint statement supporting the establishment of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. Around 57000 Christians live in the territories concerned. The Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Sebastia, Theodosios Atallah Hanna, told euronews the Palestinian people deserve a state, and United Nations ...

IOCC Activities in Gaza

Baltimore, MD — International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is providing fortified biscuits and milk for about 23,000 children in Gaza. IOCC expects to deliver these supplies by Saturday to the southern areas of Khan Yunis and Rafah. The conflict, now in its second week, has displaced more than 20,000 people from their homes.IOCC will also ...