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DECLARATION OF THE COUNCIL OF RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY LEADERS IN ISRAEL

November 6, 2016 Featured News
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 6/11/16 November 2, 2016 We, the leaders of the major religions in Israel and members of the Council of Religious Community Leaders, believe in the Creator, who rules the world with benevolence and mercy, and requires of us to live with all persons in peace and mutual respect. Our religious heritages […]

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SPEECH OF PATRIARCH THEOPHILOS AFTER THE VISIT TO AUSCHWITZ BY THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS OF THE HOLY LAND

November 6, 2016 Featured News
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  Jerusalem Patriarchate – November 2016 Your Eminence Cardinal Dziwisz, Your Eminences, Beloved Fellow Religious Leaders from the Holy Land, Ladies and Gentlemen, This morning we have paid a visit to Auschwitz, the place which, above all others has come to be the symbol of Nazi terror as well as a horrible reminder to us […]

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Joint statement by the President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Metropolitan of the Greek Orthodox Church of Canada and the Primate of the Armenian Holy Apostolic Church Diocese of Canada on the Restoration of the Holy Sepulchre

October 25, 2016 Featured News
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Joint Statement from Cannada – 25/10/16 It is with great joy that we, the Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., Bishop of Hamilton, President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, Metropolitan Sotirios Athanassoulas, of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto (Canada), and His Grace Bishop Abgar Hovakimian, Primate of the Armenian Holy Apostolic Church Diocese […]

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MOSES MEMORIAL ON TOP OF MOUNT NEBO OPENS AGAIN TO PILGRIMS

October 25, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 25/10/16 The memorial to Moses on the summit of the famous Biblical Mount Nebo has again opened to pilgrims who wish to visit the site of the repose of the God-seer in the Holy Land, after the memorial was closed for restoration work for ten years, reportsSedmitza.ru. The memorial to Moses, situated seven kilometers […]

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THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY SPONSORS THE RESTORATION OF THE HOLY AEDICULA

October 20, 2016 Featured News
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – October 2016 On Monday, the 4th/17th of October 2016, the Heads of the three major Christian Communities, namely Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem, f. Francesco, Custos in the Holy Land, and the Armenian Patriarch in Jerusalem, H.B. Nourhan Manougian, and their entourages, met with the President of the Palestinian State, His Excellency […]

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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

August 11, 2016 Featured News

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 […]

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

August 4, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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RUSSIA IS PREPARING A CONFERENCE ON DEFENSE OF CHRISTIANS IN THE WORLD THIS AUTUMN, SERGEY LAVROV SAYS

August 1, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 1/8/16 This autumn Russia will hold the second conference on defense of Christians in the world, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in his interview for the website of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (IOPS), reports the TASS news agency. “In addition to demonstrating by our personal example of the importance of establishing […]

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THE LATIN PATRIARCH IN JERUSALEM VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

July 20, 2016 Featured News
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Jerusalem Patriarchate – July 2016 On the morning of Saturday, the 3rd/16th of July 2016, the Latin Patriarch in Jerusalem, Mr Fouad Twal, accompanied by two clerics, visited the Patriarchate on the occasion of his retirement after eight years in the position of Patriarch at the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem, first established in 1845. His […]

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A GROUP OF STUDENTS FROM THE NTUA VISITS THE HOLY SEPULCHRE

July 14, 2016 News

The Jerusalem Patriarchate – July 2016 On Monday, the 28th of June/11th of July 2016, a twenty-member group of undergraduate and graduate students from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), led by Professor A. Moropoulou, visited the Patriarchate. The visit took place in the context of the initiative for the restoration of the Aedicula of […]

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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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