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

February 12, 2018 Featured
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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THE 12TH ENTHRONEMENT ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS

November 26, 2017 Featured
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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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THE FEAST OF THE DEPOSITION OF THE BODY OF ST. GEORGE THE GREAT MARTYR

November 21, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem  – 21/11/17 On Thursday 3rd/16th November 2017, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of the deposition of the body of the Holy Great and Glorious Martyr George the Trophy bearer. On this day the Church does not celebrate the martyrdom of the Saint but the deposition of his sacred relics in Lydda, which […]

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ADDRESS OF H.H.B. THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS AT THE MEETING OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES IN AMMAN

November 19, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 19/11/7 His Beatitude Theophillos III Patriarch of Jerusalem 17 November 2017 Mr Secretary General, Respected Members of the Executive Committee, Dear Sisters and Brothers, We welcome you to Amman in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II, and we bring you the blessings […]

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ADDRESS OF H.H.B. THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM AT THE CONFERENCE ON PLACES OF WORSHIP AND HOLY CITES IN CYPRUS

November 13, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 13/11/17 Conference on Places of Worship and Holy Sites sponsored by the Conference of European Churches – Jerusalem as a Holy Site His Beatitude Theophilos III Patriarch of Jerusalem 9 November 2017 Your Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostom of Cyprus, Dr. Elizabeth Kitamovitch, Respected Participants in this Conference,  Ladies and Gentlemen, The […]

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A Video on the Celebrations of the Anniversary of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in the Holy Land is Posted Online

November 4, 2017 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 4/11/17 On October 23, 2017, celebrations of the 170th anniversary of the founding of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem under the auspices of the Jerusalem Patriarch were held. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia […]

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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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HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS III VISITS HIS MAJESTY KING ABDULLAH II OF JORDAN

October 25, 2017 Featured
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 The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 25/10/17 On Wednesday 5th/18th October 2017, His Beatitude the Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III visited His Majesty the King of Jordan Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein. During their meeting, which was also attended by HRH Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad, advisor to the King in religious and cultural affairs, His Beatitude referred to […]

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THE RUSSIAN ECCLESIASTICAL MISSION (MISSIA) CELEBRATES 170 YEARS IN JERUSALEM

October 25, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 25/10/17 On Friday 7th /20th October 2017, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos received the Delegation of the Moscow Patriarchate, consisting of Metropolitans, Hieromonks, monks and laity, on the occasion of the 170th foundation anniversary of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission (MISSIA) in Jerusalem. The Holy Nunneries of Oreini, […]

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APPEAL OF THE PATRIARCHS AND HEADS OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCHES IN JERUSALEM

September 11, 2017 Featured
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Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 11/9/17 The Heads of the Christian Churches in Jerusalem, having completed their mission at their meeting on Friday 12th/25th August 2017, at the Greek-Orthodox Patriarchate, under His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos have made an urgent appeal today 23rd August/5th September 2017, for the protection of the property of […]

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ST.GEORGE’S MONASTERY IN THE WILDERNESS OF JUDEA

September 4, 2017 Featured
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Patriarchate of Jerusalem  – Heba Hrimat – 4/9/17 The extra ordinary Monastery of St George, which can be seen hanging on a cliff and tightly embraced within the ancient rocks of the deep valley of “Wadi Qelt” [Wadi: Arabic for valley] in the Judean desert, happens to be not only one of the world’s oldest Monasteries, but […]

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PRESS CONFERENCE STATEMENT OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS IN AMMAN

August 14, 2017 Featured
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  The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 14/8/17 Amman – 12 August 2017 Good afternoon. We thank you all for coming to this press conference. We are here today to deliver this message from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II,   who, according to the Status Quo and international […]

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ADDRESS OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM AT THE UNITED NATIONS ALLIANCE OF CIVILIZATIONS IN NEW YORK

July 30, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – July 2017 On Tuesday, 5th/18th July 2017, a conference with the title “The Role of Religious Leaders in Peace-building in the Middle East” took place at the Headquarters of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) in New York, with representatives of the United Nations, Islam, Judaism and Christians, as […]

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