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SPEECH OF H.H.B. THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM AT THE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR RECEPTION BY THE MINISTER OF TOURISM

December 14, 2017 Featured
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Jerusalem Patriarchate – 14/12/17 You Excellency Mr. Levin, You Excellency Mr. Halevi, Respected Members of the Government, Esteemed Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Beloved Fellow Heads of the Churches and Leaders of Communities of Faith, Ladies and Gentlemen, Once again we gather as our communities of faith are preparing to celebrate this season of light and […]

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SPEECH OF H.H.B. THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS AT THE OPENING RECEPTION OF THE ORTHODOX-JEWISH DIALOGUE

December 7, 2017 Featured

Jerusalem Patriarchate  – 7/12/17 Some thoughts on the religious and spiritual character of Jerusalem Your All-Holiness, Respected Members of this Dialogue, Dear Friends, We greet you in the pace of Jerusalem. We thank you for this opportunity to address this gathering, and we are deeply encouraged by this initiative. We must explore every avenue to […]

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ADDRESS OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM AT THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN ATHENS

November 1, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 1/11/17 Remarks at the 2nd Athens International Conference on Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East His Beatitude Theophilos III Patriarch of Jerusalem 30 October 201 7 Your All-Holiness, Your Excellency, Mr Kotzias, Your Eminences, Respected Members of the Government and the Diplomatic Service, Fellow Participants in this conference, […]

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HOLY FIRE TO BE DELIVERED TO AMERICA FOR FIRST TIME

April 15, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 15/4/17 The Holy Fire, which descends every year on the eve of the Orthodox feast of Pascha in Jerusalem, will be delivered to the various corners of the Earth, with the support of the Russian St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation, including, for the first time this year, to the United States of America. “It […]

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MESSAGE OF HIS BEATITUDE PATRIARCH THEOPHILOS III Of JERUSALEM FOR THE FEAST OF PASCHA – 2017

April 10, 2017 Featured
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  The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 10/4/17 THEOPHILOS III By the Mercy of God Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine to all members of the Church, grace and mercy and peace from the All-Holy and Life-Giving Sepulchre of the Resurrected Christ. “Christ is risen from the dead, The fristfruits of those […]

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HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS’ ADDRESS AT THE TOWN HALL OF JERUSALEM

January 28, 2017 News
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 28/1/17 On Wednesday evening 12th/25th January 2017, a reception by the Mayoralty of Jerusalem took place at the Town Hall, on the occasion of the Civic New Year 2017. At this reception, the Mayor of Jerusalem Mr. Nir Barkat addressed the guests, Leaders of the Christian Churches of Jerusalem or […]

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Appeal by Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky), Chief of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, to the Pilgrims and Benefactors of its Monasteries in the Holy Land

August 11, 2016 Featured News

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – August 2016 DONATE TO HALO TRUST The Russian Ecclesiastical Mission -Memo “Jordan Baptismal Site” Please make checks payable to: R.E.M. 75 E. 93rd St. New York, NY 10128 By God’s grace, not long ago we lived to see […]

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ADDRESS OF THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM TO THE LEADERCHIP OF THE COPTIC & ETHIOPIAN COMMUNITIES OF JERUSALEM

August 4, 2016 Featured News
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Your Eminences, Your Excellencies, Your Graces, Beloved Members of our Respective Brotherhoods, We welcome you, dear Brothers, to our Patriarchate with love in Christ and with pastoral solicitude for the well-being of the Christian communities of the Holy City of Jerusalem. On a previous occasion we have welcomed Your Eminence, Archbishop Bab Enbakom, to Jerusalem […]

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MESSAGE BY H.B. THEOPHILOS, PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM, ON THE OCCASION OF EASTER 2016

April 26, 2016 Featured News
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Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 24/04/2016 In the Holy City of Jerusalem, EASTER 2016   THEOPHILOS III By the grace of God Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine of all the congregation of the Church, grace and mercy and peace from the Holy Sepulchre of the Resurrected Christ.   “Hail, O Holy […]

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Jerusalem and Antiochian Patriarchates on the Path of Reconciliation

January 29, 2016 Featured News
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Jerusalem: Several reports suggest that the Jerusalem Patriarchate is willing to have a dialogue with the Patriarchate of Antioch over the disputes on the canonical jurisdictions in Qatar and affiliated areas. These two ancient Patriarchates broke communion over the dispute in Gulf region. Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem expressed his intention to reconcile with Patriarch John X […]

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The Shining Glory of the Little Local Parish

December 7, 2015 Featured News

Fr. Lawrence Farley – December 2015- OCA Orthodoxy is known for its pomp—or rather, as our apologists and partisans like to say, for “its glorious worship.”  We like to share the old story of the members of the delegation from the then-pagan land of the Rus’ who attended an Orthodox Liturgy in Constantinople in the tenth […]

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Coptic Pope Tawadros II on a Rare Historic Visit to the Holy City of Jerusalem

November 28, 2015 Featured News

Prakash Varghese – OCP Delegate of UAE, Gulf and Levant OCP News Service-28/11/15 Jerusalem: His Holiness Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria – Primate of the Coptic Orthodox Church has arrived in the holy city of Jerusalem for a historic visit. Pope will lead the funeral services of the Metropolitan Anba Abraham of Jerusalem and Near […]

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Jerusalem: Leaflets Attributed to ‘ISIS’ Threaten to Massacre All Christians

June 30, 2015 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim – 29/6/15 A group calling itself the “Islamic State in Palestine” spread fliers in east Jerusalem threatening that it would massacre all Christians who fail to evacuate the Holy City.  The leaflets, which appeared on June 27, say that the Islamic State knows where the city’s Christians live, and warns that they have until […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrives in Jerusalem  

May 23, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 Jerusalem: His ALL Holiness Ecumenical Patriarchate  Bartholomew I has arrived in the holy city of Jerusalem to meet with Pope Francis on May 25 and 26, 2014 in the Holy City of Jerusalem. At Ben Gurion International Airport, His All-Holiness was greeted by His Excellency Uzi Landau, Israeli Minister of Tourism, His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of […]

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The Meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis in the Holy City of Jerusalem, May 24-26

May 20, 2014 Featured News

20/5/14 The Meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis in the Holy City of Jerusalem, May 24-26. The Order of Saint Andrew, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate take this opportunity to inform the faithful regarding the upcoming historic meeting between His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and His Holiness Pope Francis taking place in Jerusalem […]

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The Holy Sepulchre – Threshold of the Judgment Gate

April 12, 2014 Featured News

April 2014 Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built over Calvary – place where Christ was crucified, entombed and where he resurrected from, stands in a very central place within the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. However, as we can easily imagine, at the time of Jesus, the topography of the Holy City varied […]

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Particle of the Precious Life-giving Cross of the Lord from the Holy City of Jerusalem for the first time in England

December 11, 2013 Featured News

December 2013 On request of Archbishop Gregory (Ecumenical Patriarchate) and Archbishop Elysion (Moscow Patriarchate), the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Teophilos of Jerusalem allowed that the great holy shrine of the Christian world be brought to England. The Holy Cross came on 29 November […]

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Jerusalem: Dormition Abbey vandalized

June 3, 2013 Featured News

3/6/13 The Dormition Abbey, one of the major sites for Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land, was vandalised on Friday. Graffiti and anti-Christian insults in Hebrew were sprayed on a wall.  Two cars were also smeared with offensive words and all tyres were slashed. The Abbey is located on Mount Zion in Jerusalem and cared for by […]

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Archbishop denounces Israeli restrictions on freedom of religion in Jerusalem

April 14, 2012 Featured News
Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Sebastia, Atallah Hanna, has denounced Israeli actions in occupied Jerusalem.

14/4/2012 The Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Sebastia, Atallah Hanna, has denounced Israeli actions in occupied Jerusalem imposed due to Jewish holidays. In a press statement released on Thursday, Archbishop Hanna said, “During these days in which we live a week of pain in preparation for Easter, we have witnessed the Israeli authorities restricting the movement […]

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SPEECH TO THE MAYOR AND THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT OF JERUSALEM

January 29, 2012 News

Holy City of Jerusalem, 24 January 2012 Your Excellency, Mr Mayor, Honorable Members of the Municipal Authority, Your Eminences, Distinguished Guests, We greet you with joy and hope as we begin this New Year. We are honored to be amongst our fellow Jerusalemites and on behalf of the Christian Churches, the communities of Jerusalem and […]

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Jerusalem churches on Palestinian statehood

September 30, 2011 News

30/9/2011 Among those with a significant stake in achieving a just-peace for Palestinians and Israelis are the Heads of Christian Churches in Jerusalem. Earlier this month they issued a communiqué, reported in Ekklesia (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/15393), which sets out their perception of the key principles involved in the debate about Palestinian statehood. The full statement is as […]

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