HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM DECORATES MR ALEXANDROS GENNIMATAS

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 25/12/16 On Tuesday, the 7th/20th of December 2016, His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, bestowed upon Mr Alexandros-Andreas Gennimatas, Consul at the Greek Embassy in Tel Aviv, the honorary distinction of Crusader of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, in recognition of his contribution to the rights and interests of ...

THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM OBSERVES THE FEAST OF THE ENTRANCE OF THEOTOKOS INTO THE TEMPLE (2016)

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 9/12/16 On Sunday, the 21st of November/4th of December 2016, the Patriarchate observed the feast of the Entrance of Theotokos into the Temple. The feast commemorates the fact that the parents of young Mary, Joachim and Anna, had dedicated their child to the Temple of Solomon where she stayed until the age of ...

DECISIONS OF THE HOLY AND SACRED SYNOD OF THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 5/12/16 On Thursday, the 18th of November/2nd of December 2016, the Holy and Sacred Synod convened under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem. The Synod looked at various topics regarding the Patriarchate and approved the following: His Beatitude proposed that Acting Dragoman, Archimandrite Mathew, be appointed a member of the ...

THE 11TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ENTHRONEMENT OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 26/11/16 On Tuesday, the 9th/22nd of November 2016, the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood celebrated the 11th anniversary of the Enthronement of His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, at the glorious Throne of St James the Brother of God. Doxology was held in the Church of the Resurrection at 10:30 am, led by His Beatitude, ...

HUNGARY CONTRIBUTES TO THE RESTORATION OF THE AEDICULA OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 26/11/16 On the morning of Wednesday, the 10th/23rd of November 2016, His Excellency Mihalui Geza, the Hungarian ambassador to Ramallah, offered the amount of 100.000 to His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, as contribution from his country to the ongoing restoration project on the Aedicula of the Holy Sepulchre. Extending warm ...

THE FEAST OF ST JAMES THE BROTHER OF GOD AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2016)

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 9/11/16 On Saturday, the 23rd of October/5th of November 2016, the Patriarchate observed the memory of St James the Brother of God, first Bishop of Jerusalem, at the Cathedral dedicated to his name, connecting the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood with the Church of the Resurrection and used, over the last centuries, for the veneration ...

THE HEADS OF THE HOLY LAND RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES VISIT AUSCHWITZ

Jerusalem Patriarchate - 07/1/16 Between Sunday, the 17th/30th of October to Wednesday, the 20th of October/2ndof November 2016, the Heads of the Religious Communities in the state of Israel – Christian Churches, the Rabbinate of Israel, the Druze Religious Autonomy, Ahmadiyya Muslims and Baha’i – visited the Nazi concentration camps in Auschwitz and Birkenau, Poland, in ...

DOXOLOGY FOR THE 28TH OF OCTOBER AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - November 2016 On the morning of Friday, the 15th/28th of October 2016, Doxology was held at the katholikon of the All-holy Church of the Resurrection, on the national day celebrated in commemoration of the 28th of October 1940. Doxology was performed as gratitude to God for His help to our nation for liberation ...

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 PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM INSPECTS RESTORATION WORKS ON THE HOLY AEDICULA

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - August- September 2016 On the morning of Monday, the 16th/29th of August 2016, His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, accompanied by the Elder Secretary-General, Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, the Elder Sacristan, Archbishop Isidoros of Hierapolis, the Master-of-Ceremonies, Archimandrite Bartholomew, and other Hagiotaphite Fathers, walked the stairs of St James the Brother of ...

THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM BLESSES HELLENIC NAVY FRIGATE IN HAIFA

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - August 2016 On the afternoon of Sunday, 8th/21st August 2016, His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, visited the “Prometheus” frigate of the Hellenic Navy, anchored in the port of Haifa. The visit was paid on the kind invitation of Rear Admiral Vasileios Theologitis, addressed on Saturday, 7th/20th of August 2016, during his ...

HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM VISITS MOUNT ATHOS

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - August 2016 On the morning of Saturday, the 24th of July/6th of August 2016, His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, commenced His already announced visit to the Agion Oros. The Patriarch was accompanied by the Elder Secretary-General, Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, the Secretary of the Holy Synod, Archbishop Demetrios of Lydda, Archbishop Nektarios ...

GRADUATION CEREMONY AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE’S SCHOOLS IN JORDAN

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - July 2016 On the evening of Monday, 28 June/11 July 2016, the Patriarchate’s Schools in Jordan held their graduation ceremony. The ceremony took place at the school’s outdoor area of events, in the city of Fhes, a suburb of the Jordan capital of Amman. His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, honoured the event with ...

AEGEAN AIRLINES SPONSORS THE RESTORATION OF THE AEDICULA OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - June 2016 Responding to a request of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, set forth by His Beatitude Theophilos, and of the National Technical University of Athens, set forth by Professor Antonia Moropoulou, Aegean Airlines has offered to support the project of protection, conservation and restoration of the Aedicula of the Holy Sepulchre. The ...

METROPOLITANS OF THE CHURCH OF GREECE UPDATED ON THE RESTORATION OF THE AEDICULA OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE

Jerusalem Patriarchate  - June 2016 At noon of Tuesday the 18th/ 31st of May 2016, His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, welcomed Metropolitans Pavlos of Servia and Kozani; Chrysostomos of Trikki and Stagi, and Chariton of Elassona, of the Church of Greece. The Metropolitans were accompanied by a group of fifteen clerics. To the Hierarchs and their entourage, ...

SCAFFOLD INSTALLATION FOR THE RESTORATION OF THE AEDICULA OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE

Jerusalem Patriarchate - March 2016 On Tuesday, 9th/22nd of March 2016, the feast-day of the Forty Martyrs who had suffered a martyr’s death in Lake Sebaste, Pontus, and the name-day of His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, the scaffold required for the protection, reinforcement and restoration of the Aedicula of the Holy Sepulchre was attached to ...

THE FIRST STASIS OF THE SALUTATIONS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE - March 2016 On the evening of Friday the 5th/18th of March 2016, the Patriarchate celebrated the First Stasis of the Salutations of the Most Holy Theotokos. The First Stasis of the Salutations was read in the context of the Small Compline service and of the Canon “I shall open my mouth” at the katholikon of ...

HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM LIGHTS UP THE CHRISTMAS TREE IN NAZARETH

On the evening of Sunday, the 30th of November/13th of December 2015, His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, accompanied by the Most Reverend Joachim, Metropolitan of former Zambia, arrived in Nazareth, Galilee. There, in the town square, Patriarch Theophilos lit up the Christmas tree, extending wishes for a happy New Year. Attending the ceremony were Metropolitan ...

HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM ADDRESSES EVENT ORGANIZED BY UCLAN UNIVERSITY FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES

December 2015 On Wednesday the 18th of November/2nd of December 2015, UCLAN University hosted a humanitarian event with the aim of providing financial aid to Syrian refugees. The event was held at the University’s Hall of Events. His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, was invited by Mr Floros Voniatis, President of the University’s Board, to participate in ...

RETURN OF THE ICON OF THEOTOKOS FROM UKRAINE TO THE GETHSEMANE DEPENDENCY

Jerusalem Patriarchate On Saturday, the 15th/28th of November 2015, His Eminence Alexander, Archbishop of Pereyaslav-Khemlnytskyi and Vishniev, returned to the Patriarchate the icon of the Dormition from the Tomb of the Mother of God. On a request of Metropolitan Onouphrios of Ukraine, the icon had been sent to Ukraine for a period of approximately two ...