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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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Celebrating St. George in the Holy Land

July 28, 2017 Featured
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Holy Land Review – Greg Friedman, OFM and Daniel Koski – 28/7/17 The saint often portrayed fighting a dragon is in reality one of the most popular saints in both the East and West. He is particularly venerated by Palestinians in the Holy Land. On May 5, 2016, I caught the Arab bus in Jerusalem, […]

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Unexpected Discoveries – The Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem

July 27, 2017 Featured
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Khoren Bandazian – The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 27/7/17 The time before a vacation is hectic. Especially if you are going to be away for a while. Before my trip to Israel I was very busy and didn’t get a chance to think or study where we would be going so I […]

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JERUSALEM PATRIARCH CALLS ALL TO UNITY, CONDEMNS SCHISM IN UKRAINE

June 8, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 8/6/17 Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem spoke on Pentecost Sunday at the patronal feast of the main church of the Moscow Patriarch in the Holy Land, the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Jerusalem, reports the press service of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission (Moscow Patriarchate) in Jerusalem. Condemning the continual attempts by the schismatic and non-canonical […]

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THE FEAST OF SAINTS CONSTANTINE AND HELEN AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2017)

June 6, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – June 2017 Glorious God-crowned and equal to the Apostles, the King and Queen Saints Constantine and Helen, at their Holy Church inside the Patriarchate, adjacent to the Most Holy Church of the Resurrection on the west side. Vespers This feast was celebrated with Great Vespers in the evening, led by […]

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The Easter Message of Patriarchs and Head of Churches in Jerusalem

April 9, 2017 Featured
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The Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – April 2017 Easter Message of the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem We, the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem, join together in proclaiming the triumphant victory of our risen Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ from the dead. The message of Easter, which was first announced […]

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Lazarus Saturday Appeal for the Orthodox Girls School of Bethany

April 2, 2017 Featured
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Christian Affairs in the Holy Land for the Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem – April 2017 Every Lazarus Saturday, in the ancient city of Bethany, located on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives, Christians from around the world gather to commemorate the raising of Lazarus, brother of Mary and Martha, by Christ […]

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Speech of Patriarch Nourhan Manougian of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem at the Restoration Ceremony of the Holy Aedicule

March 23, 2017 Featured
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The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 23/3/17 The entire Christian world is rejoicing today at the reopening of the Holy Aedicule after months of restoration and reinforcement. Today as we stand in front of this holiest of all the Christian shrines throughout the world, we are inevitably reminded of the passion and crucifixion […]

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Patriarch Daniel venerated the Panagia Jordanitissa. The Mother of God and St John Jacob urge us to save the Romanian Skete from the Jordan

March 21, 2017 Featured
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – March 2017 The Romanian Patriarch prayed Thursday before the Jordan Icon of the Mother of God. The Icon recovered from the Romanian Skete on the Jordan Valley was brought March 9, 2017, to the Patriarchal Residence by the V. Rev. Archimandrite Teofil Anastasoaie, superior of the Romanian Settlements in […]

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EDICULE OVER HOLY SEPULCHRE TO OPEN MARCH 22-25

March 7, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – March 2017 The edicule over the Tomb of the Lord will open for pilgrims somewhere between March 22 and 25, following the completion of restoration, stated Patriarch Theophilos of Jersalem at a meeting with the St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation in Jerusalem, reports RIA-Novosti. Earlier the head of the Russian Spiritual Mission announced […]

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ADDRESS OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM AT ICCI & MUSALAHA

February 14, 2017 News

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 14/2/17 On 27th and 28th January / 9th and 10th February 2017, H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos sent his address to the two-day conference of ICCI & MUSALAHA,  that is, the International Christian Committee in Israel, which was organized at the Legacy hotel in Nazareth. His address […]

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