The “Branko” Children’s Choir from Nis gave a concert in Jerusalem

Church of Serbia - 1/12/19 On the feast-day of the Holy Apostle Philip, His Beatitude Theophilus, Patriarch of Jerusalem, received His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Nis with a group of pilgrims from Serbia in the monastery of the Holy Prophet Elijah near the Holy City of Jerusalem. It was in this monastery that the “Branko” Children's Choir ...

PASCHA MESSAGE OF H.H.B. THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS III

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The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 2/4/18 THEOPHILOS III By the Mercy of God Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine To members of the Church, grace and mercy and peace from the All-holy and Life-giving Tomb of the Resurrected Christ. Christ is risen from the dead Having destroyed the bonds of death Earth proclaim great joy! Heavens praise ...

STATEMENT ON MUNICIPAL THREATS AND THE DISCRIMINATORY “CHURCH LANDS BILL”

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The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 25/2/18 We, the Heads of Churches in charge of the Holy Sepulchre and the Status Quo governing the various Christian Holy Sites in Jerusalem – the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, the Custody of the Holy Land and the Armenian Patriarchate – are following with great concern the systematic campaign against the Churches and the ...

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

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 hope. We ...

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

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 mutual trust and understanding, and ...

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

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, Ladies and Gentlemen, We are honoured ...

HOLY FIRE TO BE DELIVERED TO AMERICA FOR FIRST TIME

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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 is planned ...

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

  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 that sleep: The firstborn of all creation And maker of all ...

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

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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 their representatives, ...

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

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 another Holiday of Holidays, ...

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

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 when ...

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

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 Sion, mother of Churches, dwelling of God; For you ...

Jerusalem and Antiochian Patriarchates on the Path of Reconciliation

His Beatitude Theophilos III - Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine and Israel (L) His Beatitude John X of Antioch and All East

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 of Antioch ...

The Shining Glory of the Little Local Parish

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 century ...

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

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 East. The ...

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

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 Eid ...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrives in Jerusalem  

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 Jerusalem, ...

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

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 May ...

The Holy Sepulchre – Threshold of the Judgment Gate

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 a ...

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

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 2013 at ...

Jerusalem: Dormition Abbey vandalized

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 German ...