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The Feast of the Transfiguration

July 11, 2018 Featured

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – July 2018 The Feast of the Transfiguration July 7, 2018 In the synoptic Gospels, which are the Gospels of St. Matthew, St. Mark and St. Luke, the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ is reported in a similar way, as there are not many differences in the accounts. The […]

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The Armenian Bird Mosaic in the Holy Land

July 4, 2018 Featured

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 4/7/18 As happens regularly in the Holy Land, construction works uncover antiquities. In 1894, some constructions were made for a home near Damascus Gate, just outside of the Old City, where they discovered a large mosaic flour, about a meter underground. The discovery was described in the […]

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Graduation Ceremony held at the Armenian Orthodox Theological Seminary of Jerusalem – 2018 

June 20, 2018 Featured
Picture of the Seminary, on the first row: in the middle His Eminence Archbishop Sevan Gharibian, the Grand Sacristan, at his right side the very Reverend Father Koryoun Baghdasaryan, at the left side the very Reverend Father Theodoros Zakaryan, flanked on both sides by teachers of the Theological Seminary. On the second and third row the Seminarians of year 2017 / 2018

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 20/6/18 Holy Land: On the evening of Saturday,  June 16th graduation ceremony at the Armenian Theological Seminary took place. His Eminence Archbishop Sevan Gharibian, the Grand Sacristan of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem presided over the ceremony. The hall of the Seminary was filled with people from the Armenian community […]

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THE FEAST OF SAINTS CONSTANTINE AND HELEN AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

June 10, 2018 Featured

The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 10/6/18 On Sunday May 21/June 3, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated along with the feast of All Saints, that of the Holy, Glorious, God-crowned, Great Sovereigns Constantine and Helen the Equals to the Apostles, at their Holy Church in the Central Monastery, as the founders and patron Saints of the Church of the […]

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Fifth Anniversary of the enthronement of the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem to the Holy See of St. James

June 4, 2018 Featured

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 4/6/18 Holy Land- June 4th, 2018 is the fifth anniversary of the enthronement to the Holy See of St. James of His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the 97th Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem. We congratulate His Beatitude cordially. Շնորհաւոր Սրբազան Պատրիարք Հայր May our Lord continue to strengthen His Beatitude […]

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An icon of St Artemy of Verkolsk gifted to St Chariton Lavra of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem of the Russian Church Abroa

April 24, 2018 News

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 24/4/18 A carved icon of St Artemy of Verkolsk was given as a gift to the Skete of St Chariton in Wadi Fara, the Holy Land. The image of the saint is surrounded by images of other saints of […]

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THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS IN GUATEMALA

April 16, 2018 Featured

The Mayan Orthodox Church – April 2017 From the Saturday of Lazarus to the celebration of Pascha, we walked in Jesus’ footsteps in and through the humble village of Aguacate. Through our Orthodox Holy Week rituals the Mayan faithful felt the power of Christ’s passion, transforming the familiar ground upon which they walked into their […]

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

April 2, 2018 Featured
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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 […]

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Jerusalem’s Church of Holy Sepulchre Closes to Protest Taxes

February 26, 2018 Featured
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Sputniknews – 26/2/18 Christian sects in Jerusalem administering the Jerusalem Temple of the Holy Sepulchre closed the shrine on Sunday in protest against the plans of the city authorities to levy a municipal tax on them, according to the brotherhood of the Holy Sepulchre. The Christian leaders call it a violation of the “status quo” by the mayor; […]

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

February 25, 2018 Featured
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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 […]

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A REVIEW OF REV. VALSON THAMPU’S STUDY ON ‘THE SAINT OF PARUMALA’ BY GEORGE JOSEPH ENCHAKKATTIL

February 21, 2018 Featured
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OCP News Service – 21/1/18 Rev Dr Valson Thampu’s study on St Gregorious of Parumala reviewed by George Joseph Enchakkattil Read the Article ‘Jerusalem Travel of St Gregorious- An Alternative reading’ by Rev Dr Valson Thampu in Focus Journal – ISSUU: https://issuu.com/diasporafocus/docs/focus_january_2018 This rather small volume by Rev Dr Valsan Thampu is a study on […]

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THE FEAST OF ST. EUTHYMIOS THE GREAT AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

February 12, 2018 Featured

Jerusalem Patriarchate – 12/2/18 The commemoration of our Holy Father among the Saints Euthymios the Great was celebrated by the Patriarchate on Friday January 20/February 2, 2018, at the Holy Monastery dedicated to his name next to the Holy Monastery of Panagia Sayda Naya at the Christian Quarter, at a short distance from the Patriarchate. St. […]

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THE HOLY MONASTERY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST ON THE JORDAN RIVERBANK REOPENED

January 29, 2018 Featured

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem  – 29/1/18 It is announced that the historic Holy Monastery of St. John the Baptist in the Bethabara area, east of Jericho, on the west bank of the river Jordan will be reopened as an Orthodox Shrine of the Jerusalem Patriarchate from next Monday January 16/29, 2018. According to the tradition of […]

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FESTAL VISIT OF THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE TO THE ARMENIANS

January 22, 2018 Featured

The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 22/1/18 The visit of our Patriarchate to the Armenian Patriarchate for their joint Feast of Christmas and Theophany, in return of their visit on our Christmas Feast, took place on Saturday morning, January 7/20, 2018. On this visit His Beatitude and His entourage of Hagiotaphite Fathers were received by the Armenian […]

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ADDRESS OF H.H.B. THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM TO THE ARMENIAN DELEGATION ON THEIR VISIT TO THE PATRIARCHATE FOR THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY

January 10, 2018 Featured

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 10/1/18 Your Beatitude Patriarch Nourhan, Your Eminences, Your Graces, Beloved Members of our Respective Brotherhoods, Dear Fathers, We welcome you to our Rum Orthodox Patriarchate and we thank you very much for your greetings on the occasion of our celebration of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ. In this […]

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MESSAGE OF HIS HOLY BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS III ON THE OCCASION OF CHRISTMAS 2017

December 21, 2017 Featured
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Jerusalem Patriarchate – 21/12/17 “He that was begotten of the Father before the morning star without a mother, is today on earth become incarnate of thee without a father; wherefore, a star announceth the good tidings to the Magi; and the Angels with shepherds hymn thy seedless childbirth, O Full of Grace.” (Kontakion: Synaxis of […]

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HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM ADDRESSES THE KING OF JORDAN

December 21, 2017 Featured

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 21/12/17 The meeting of the Heads of the Local Churches in the Holy Land took place on Sunday afternoon, December 4/17, 2017, at the Baptism Site of the Lord in the East Bank of the River Jordan, the Pilgrimage Centre of Jordan, at the presence of His Majesty the King […]

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THE CHRISTMAS MESSAGE OF THE PATRIARCHS AND HEADS OF LOCAL CHURCHES IN JERUSALEM

December 19, 2017 Featured
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Jerusalem Patriarchate – 19/12/17 “But the angel said to them [the shepherds], “Do not be afraid; for see – I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born…a saviour, who is the Messiah, the Lord” (Luke 2.10). At this moment the world’s gaze is fixed on Jerusalem, […]

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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

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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THE 12TH ENTHRONEMENT ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS

November 26, 2017 Featured

The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 26/11/17 At 10:00p.m. on Wednesday 9th/23rd November 2017, there Ceremony with the Doxology took place at the All-holy Church of the Resurrection on the completion of twelve years since the Election and Enthronement of H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos. The Doxology was led by His Beatitude, with co-celebrants the Archbishops […]

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