FIRST IN 2015 SESSION OF THE HOLY SYNOD TAKES PLACE UNDER CHAIRMANSHIP OF HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL

On 5 May 2-15, the first in 2015 session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church began its work under chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia at the Patriarchal and Synodal resident in St. Daniel’s Monastery. His Holiness greeted members of the Holy Synod with a Paschal greeting ‘Christ ...

SESSION OF THE SUPREME COUNCIL OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH TAKES PLACE UNDER CHAIRMANSHIP OF HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL

On 29 April 2015, a regular session of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church began its work at the Hall of the Supreme Church Council at the Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. His Holiness opened the meeting and ...

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 ...

PRESIDENT REUVEN RIVLIN MEETS PATRIARCH THEOPHILOS

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April 2015 HIS EXCELLENCY’S, REUVEN RIVLIN PRESIDENT OF ISRAEL, ADDRESS ON THE OCCASION OF HIS VISIT TO THE GREEK ORTHODOX PATRIARCHATE. The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Tuesday 14 April 2015. A few months ago, I had the honor, of hosting you in my house, today I am honored to be your guest. This past month we celebrated Passover ...

EASTER MESSAGE OF HIS BEATITUDE PATRIARCH THEOPHILOS OF JERUSALEM

April 2015 THEOPHILOS III By God’s Mercy Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine, to the entire flock of the Church in grace and mercy and peace from the All-holy and Life-giving Sepulcher of the Resurrected Christ. “Christ rose from the dead, the commencement of the departed, the First-Born of creation and Creator of all events renovating in Him ...

HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL’S CONDOLENCES OVER THE DEATH OF CATHOLICOS-PATRIARCH OF THE ASSYRIAN CHURCH OF THE EAST, MAR DINKHA IV

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the death of Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, Mar Dinkha IV

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences over the demise of theCatholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, Mar Dinkha IV. The Holy Synod of the Assyrian Church of the East Your Eminences and Excellencies, We are grieved by the news about the demise of His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Dinkha IV. A ...

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 HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL’S CONDOLENCES OVER THE DEMISE OF SINGAPORE’S FIRST PRIME MINISTER, MR. LEE KUAN YEW

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the demise of Singapore’s first Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew

28/3/15 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of condolences to the President of the Republic of Singapore, Mr. Tony Tan Keng Yam, over the death of the country’s first Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. HIS EXCELLENCY TONY TAN KENG YAM PRESIDENT REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE Your Excellency, dear Mr. President, I was grieved to learn about ...

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, ...

PRIMATE OF COPTIC CHURCH THANKS HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL FOR CONDOLENCES OVER MASS KILLING OF CHRISTIANS IN LIBYA

Primate of Coptic Church thanks His Holiness Patriarch Kirill for condolences over mass killing of Christians in Libya

On 19 February 2015, the head of the Coptic Church, Patriarch Tawadros II, sent the following message to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia: To Patriarch Kirill Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live” (John 11:25) Your Holiness, Thank ...

HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL MEETS WITH THE PRIMATE OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH OF ANTIOCH

On 19 February 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East. Attending the meeting, which took place in the Patriarchal and Synodal residence at St. Daniel’s stavropegic monastery, were Metropolitan Varsonofy of St. Petersburg and Ladoga, chancellor of the Moscow Patriarchate; ...

HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL’S CONDOLENCES OVER MASS KILLING OF COPTIC ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS IN LIBYA

18/2/15 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent condolences to the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mr. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and His Holiness Patriarch Tawadros II over the murder of over twenty Coptic Christians in Libya. His Excellency Mr. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi President Arab Republic of Egypt Your Excellency, dear Mr. President, Please, accept ...

THE FIRST MEETING IN 2015 OF THE SUPREME CHURCH COUNCIL OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OPENS UNDER CHAIRMANSHIP OF HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL

On February 17, the first in 2015 meeting of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church began its work at the Hall of the Supreme Church Council at the Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. His Holiness opened the meeting ...

PONTIFICAL ENCYCLICAL BY HIS HOLINESS ARAM I DEDICATED TO THE CENTENARY OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

January 2015 2015 is not just another year. As the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, it carries a special meaning, a special message and a special purpose. Every Armenian and the entire nation should reflect on the unique significance and special importance of the occasion. The Armenian Genocide has left its permanent scar on the common ...

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, ...

ORDINATION OF HIS GRACE CHRYSOSTOMOS BISHOP OF VERENIKI (BERENICE)

On Saturday 6 December 2014, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, conducted in the Holy Patriarchal Church of St Nicholas in Cairo, the ordination of His Grace Chrysostoomos Bishop of Berenice. Participating in the Eucharistic Gathering and the ordination of His Grace were Their Eminences Theophylaktos of Tripoli, Nicholas ...

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 HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL AND HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH IRINEJ BLESS MONUMENT TO TSAR NICHOLAS II THE PASSION-BEARER IN BELGRADE

On 16 November 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia conducted the blessing of a monument to the Tsar and Passion-Bearer, the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II, in Belgrade. H.E. Tomislav Nikolić, President of the Republic of Serbia, took part in the solemn unveiling of the ...

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 ADDRESSES “EDUCATION & LITERARY ACTIVITY IN EARLY PALESTINIAN MONASTICISM” CONFERENCE

October 2014 On Wednesday, the 9th/22nd of October 2014, His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, addressed the Conference organized by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, entitled “Education and Literary Activity in Early Palestinian Monasticism”. The Patriarch spoke in English, and His speech may be reached here: http://www.jp-newsgate.net/en/2014/10/22/9534 This distinguished Israeli Jerusalemite Foundation undertakes promotional events centered around ...

Patriarchs Call for Prayer and Unity At Centenial Genocide Commemoration

http://www.armradio.am On October 13, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, and His Holiness Mor Ignatius Ephrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, signed a joint declaration in the presence of the delegations of the two Churches. The statement is as follows: HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN ...