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GREETINGS TO THE ARMENIAN DELEGATION ON THEIR VISIT TO THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE TO DELIVER EASTER GREETINGS FOR PASCHA

May 4, 2016 Featured News
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – May 2016 Your Beatitude, Your Eminences, Your Graces, Beloved Members of our respective Brotherhoods, Dear Fathers, Christ is risen! We greet you, Your Beatitude, and your delegation, with these joyful words from the Easter liturgy: You descended into the tomb, Ο Immortal One, you destroyed the power of death. You arose in […]

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“The Church and its Roots in the Holy Land” – Speech by Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem

April 24, 2016 Featured News
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Jerusalem Patriarchate- April 2016 THE CARTER CENTER, ATLANTA, CA 19 April 2016 “The Church and its Roots in the Holy Land” Your Beatitudes, Your Eminences, Reverend Fathers and Pastors Distinguished Representatives of the Churches in the U.S.A. Ladies and Gentlemen, We are honored to be here at this important conference, that brings together Christians from […]

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REMARKS AT A MEETING OF THE PRESIDENT OF ISRAEL WITH THE HEADS OF THE CHURCHES & CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES OF THE HOLY LAND

April 15, 2016 Featured News

Jerusalem Patriarchate- 15/4/16 Your Excellency, Mr President, Your Beatitudes, Your Graces, Your Eminences, Respected Members of the Government, Beloved Members of our Respective Brotherhoods^ Ladies and Gentlemen, We are grateful to be able to be with you to join our voices in the condemnation of violence and terrorism, wherever it .takes place, and especially in […]

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Statement from the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate on the Status of Archbishop Mor Severius Malke Mourad

April 11, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – April 2016 Statement Issued by the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East April 10, 2016 – Damascus, SYRIA The Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East confirms that His Eminence Archbishop Mor Severius Malke Mourad is the Patriarchal Vicar in Jerusalem, Jordan and the Holy Land, since […]

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ADDRESS OF WELCOME TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UKRAINE HIS EXCELLENCY PETRO POROSHENKO TO THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

December 26, 2015 Featured News

December 2015Your Excellency, Mr. President, Your Excellency, Mr. President, Your Eminences, Distinguished Members of the Presidential Entourage, Your Graces, Reverend Fathers, Ladies and Gentlemen, In this season of preparation for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, we welcome you warmly to the Patriarchate of Jerusalem. You have come to the Mother of all the […]

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HEADS OF CHURCHES MEET AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

December 17, 2015 Featured News

December 2015 At 11.00 am of Wednesday the 26th of November/9th of December 2015, the Heads of Christian Churches in Jerusalem met at the Patriarchate in the context of a long-established meeting. The representatives of the Churches were welcomed by H.B. Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, who went on to chair the meeting as Head of […]

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TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ENTHRONEMENT OF HIS BEATITUDE THEOPHILOS -PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM

November 24, 2015 Featured News

On Sunday, the 9th/22nd of November 2015, feast-day of St Nektarios the miracle-worker, Archbishop of Pentapolis, the Patriarchate celebrated the 10thanniversary of the Enthronement of His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem. On the occasion of this fortunate event, Doxology was performed at the katholikon of the All-holy Church of the Resurrection, led by His Beatitude. […]

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A DELEGATION OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES IN KOREA (NCCK) VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

November 2, 2015 Featured News

October-November 2015 On Saturday, the 11th/25th of October 2015, a delegation of the National Council of Churches in Korea, consisting of twenty Koreans, visited the Patriarchate on the encouragement of Metropolitan Ambrose of Korea. Patriarch Theophilos welcomed the head of the delegation, who addressed His Beatitude in Korean, on behalf of all, expressing their joy […]

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A CASE OF SUCCESSFULLY BALANCING RELIGION AND POLITICS IN THE HOLY LAND: THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM

October 19, 2015 Featured News

By Anna Koulouris – October 2015 This article is published in the Palestine-Israel Journal October 2015 issue entitled “Religion and the Conflict.” Given the state of world affairs, it’s hard to imagine that one of the oldest and most successful examples of a religious institution thriving peacefully amid political turmoil lies in the heart of […]

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REPRESENTATIVES OF AL-QUDS UNIVERSITY IN ABU DIS – JERUSALEM VISIT THE PATRIARCHATE

August 29, 2015 News

On Monday, the 11th/24th of August 2015, representatives of the Al-Quds University in the Jerusalem suburb of Abu Dis, namely its President, Imad Abu Kishek, and Archaeology professor, Salah Al-Houdalieh, visited the Patriarchate. They were welcomed by H.B. Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, in the presence of Hagiotaphite Fathers. The aim of the visit was to […]

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Ethiopian life in Beit Shean

August 25, 2015 Featured News
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August 2015- http://www.travelujah.com/ When people are thinking about planning their Holy Land tour, particularly first timers, 99% of the time they will ask for a tour with all the highlights. But what are these highlights? Jerusalem, Old City, Dead Sea, Sea of Galilee? Try Hava, an Ethiopian immigrant who lives in her very Ethiopian style home […]

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THE ACADEMIC EXCHANGE (AE) OF THE YITZHAK RABIN CENTER VISITS THE PATRIARCHATE

August 19, 2015 Featured News

On Friday the 1st/14th of August 2015, representatives of the Academic Exchange (AE) initiative of the Yitzhak Rabin Center in Israel (founded in memory of the Israeli President, assassinated for his pacifist convictions) visited the Patriarchate. They were welcomed by Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem, who responded to their invitation (posted at http://www.jp-newsgate.net/en/2015/08/14/16319 ) to talk […]

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Old Church of Sinaia Monastery Re-consecrated after a period of 320 years

August 17, 2015 Featured News

August 2015 After 320 years since its building by spatharus Mihail Cantacuzino, the old church of Sinaia Monastery was re-consecrated today, 15 August 2016, on the feast of the Falling Asleep of the Mother of God. The place of worship has recently been restored and consolidated, with the painting of the church renovated too. The […]

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COMMUNIQUÉ OF THEIR BEATITUDES PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA, PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM, AND ARCHBISHOP OF CYPRUS

August 1, 2015 Featured News

July- August 2015 On Tuesday and Wednesday, the 15th and 16th/28th and 29th of July 2015, their Beatitudes, having come from Cyprus, met at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem. His Beatitude Patriarch of Alexandria Mr. Theodoros, His Beatitude Patriarch of Jerusalem Mr. Theophilos, and His Beatitude the Archbishop of Cyprus Mr. Chrysostomos also concelebrated a night […]

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Feast Day of Saint Elizabeth the New Martyr at Mary Magdalene Convent of Gethsemane

July 19, 2015 Featured News

July 2015 Information and events from the Delegate of Christian Affairs in the Holy Land for the Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem July 18th, 2015, Gethsemane, Mary Magdalene convent of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia. The feast day of Saint Elizabeth Fyodorovna, born Princess Elisabeth Hesse of the Rhine, later married to Grand […]

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Priest Feared Kidnapped in Syria Released

July 12, 2015 Featured News

July 2015 (AINA) — A Franciscan priest who was fear kidnapped three days ago in northeast Syria has been released, according to a report by the Assyrian Monitor for Human Rights. Fr. Dhiya Aziz, 41, is from Iraq and is affiliated with the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land.He is reported to be in good […]

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The Value of the Human Person is greater than any rank and state of life

July 7, 2015 Featured News

June- July 2015 On 28 June 2015, the Orthodox Church is on the 4th Sunday after Pentecost (of the healing of the Centurion’s servant). The evangelical pericope of Saint Evangelist Matthew 8:5-15 was read at the Divine Liturgy in all Orthodox Churches. His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church delivered a sermon in […]

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Christian Tour Leaders in Holy Land Go On Air

July 3, 2015 Featured News
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June- July 2015 In a initiative targeting Christian visitors to Israel theCenter for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation (CJCUC) and Voice of Israel, global radio broadcasting at VoiceofIsrael.com, have launched the Israel Encounter program in order to enjoy programming with local Israelis and to grow in their undertanding of Israeli culture and life. “The only time […]

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Israeli Lawyer Wins 2.9M USD in Case Against Greek Orthodox Church

June 16, 2015 Featured News
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Ioanna Zikakou – Greek Reporter – May- June 2015 An Israeli court ordered the Greek Orthodox Church to pay a total of 2.9 million dollars in fees owed to a local lawyer. The sum will cover the costs of cases dating back to 2002. – Israeli lawyer Moshe Lipke claimed that the Church owed him 11.3 million […]

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SPEECH BY PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM ON THE OCCASION OF THE COMMEMORATION OF THE ARMENIA GENOCIDE

April 28, 2015 Featured News

April 2015 Your Beatitude Patriarch Nourhan, Your Eminences, Your Graces, Beloved Members of our Respective Brotherhoods, Dear Members of the Armenian Community of the Holy Land, Ladies and Gentlemen, We gather on this solemn occasion to remember one of the great atrocities of the 20th century – a century that was marked by many horrendous […]

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Support “the Little Miracle of Bethany”

April 6, 2015 Featured News

Dan Koski – 6/4/15 Orthodox Girls School of Bethany Pray the Our Father in Arabic  Photos: Lazarus Saturday In Bethany April 2015 Lazarus Saturday Appeal Dear All Thanks to those that have enthusiastically responded to our Lazarus Saturday Appeal.   Many responded, but more help is needed! This morning I went to Bethany to join the […]

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