Researchers Say They May Have Discovered Jesus’ Death Bed

  Spuntiknews - 28/10/16 More Pics Here: A stone burial slab that some believe may have been where the body of Jesus was laid after his death has been uncovered by archaeologists. The slab was revealed as researchers pulled back a marble covering on a tomb at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which had been encased by stone ...

Liturgies during Holy Week 2014 at the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem

April 2014 Order of Liturgies for Holy Week 2014 Saturday, April 12 15.40 Solemn Entry of the Patriarch into the Basilica – Service in the Armenian Gallery in the Holy Sepulchre Palm Sunday, April 13 6.30 Episcopal entry into the Basilica – morning and evening service on the Armenian Gallery 11.30 Processions around the Edicule in the Holy Sepulchre 17.00 Opening of ...

Orthodox Christians convene at ancient Sumela monastery

World Bulletin / News Desk - 18/8/13 A religious ceremony by Orthodox Christians began at Sumela Monastery in Macka district of northern Trabzon province in Turkey. The Sumela Monastery is 1600 year old ancient Orthodox monastery located at a 1200 meters height on a steep cliff at Macka region of Trabzon city in Turkey. The Orthodox Christians on ...

Venizelos Met With Greek Patriarch of Alexandria

Margarita Papantoniou - 7/10/13 The Vice President of the Greek government and Foreign Minister, Evangelos Venizelos, sent a message of concern, friendship and sympathy to the people of Egypt right after his meeting with the Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa Theodoros II, at the Foreign Ministry. “Greece is connected to Africa with a strong historical and cultural ...

Presiding bishop’s meeting with Greek Patriarch of Jerusalem ‘historic’

Lynette Wilson - 6/2/13 [Episcopal News Service] During a recent visit to the Holy Land, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori was received by the Greek Patriarch of Jerusalem, His Beatitude Theophilos III, in what was a historic meeting. “It was the first time I’d been invited into that conversation. I meet with the Greeks in the U.S., ...

Fener Greek Patriarch ‘encourages’ Turkish government for minority rights

27/3/2012 Vercihan Ziflioğlu vercihan.ziflioglu@hurriyet.com.tr Even though the Patriarch praised the government in an international platform, this does not mean all of the problems of the Greek community had been totally solved, opinion leaders from the Greek community in Turkey have said. Turkey’s stance toward minorities is praiseworthy, Fener Greek Patriarch Bartholomew said while meeting the former Greek Prime Minister ...

Greek Patriarch denies negotiations over monastery

His Beatitude Theophilos III - Patriarch of Jerusalem

DFWATCH STAFF 10/3/2012 TBILISI, DFWatch – Theophilos III, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, is unfamiliar with there being negotiations regarding returning church control over the Monastery of the Cross to Georgia. The Patriarch said this in an exclusive interview with the online portal Izrus.co.il. The site where the monastery was built in the 11th century by a ...

Greek Patriarch of Alexandria Pays Historic Visit to St. Catherine Monastery at Mount Sinai

Stella Tsolakidou 28/11/2011 76 years after the then Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa His Beatitude Meletios Metaxakis had visited the historic Holy Monastery of St. Catherine at Mount Sinai in Cairo, Theodoros II Primate of the Second Throne Church visited the Monastery on the day of his 57th birthday. The evensong doxology was attended by members ...

Hundreds of Orthodox pilgrims gather for second service at Sümela Monastery

Orthodox worshippers attend the Virgin Mary service led by Fener Greek Patriarch Bartholomew at the ancient Sümela Monastery in the Black Sea coastal province of Trabzon.

TODAYSZAMAN 15/8/2011 Nearly 1,000 Orthodox Christians gathered for a historic service at Sümela Monastery in the Black Sea coastal province of Trabzon early Monday, marking the second religious ceremony held at the monastery in the history of the Turkish Republic. The Divine Liturgy, held on the occasion of the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos ...

Government gives go-ahead for second service at Sümela Monastery

5/8/2011 The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism has approved a request by the İstanbul-based Fener Greek Patriarchate for a second service at the Sümela Monastery in the Black Sea coastal province of Trabzon in August, the Doğan news agency reported on Friday. The ministry reportedly told the patriarchate that a religious service can be held ...

Religion not a source of increasing world tension, says Greek Patriarch

ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency 15/4/2011 Religion is not the primary source of the current problems and increasing tensions in the world, Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew said Thursday. “We believe that religious differences do not cause conflicts among people and this fact needs to be understood,” he said, speaking at the 14th Eurasian Economic Summit held by the ...