Holy Sepulchre

Christ is Risen- Ceremony of the Holy Fire 2018

April 7, 2018 Featured
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 7/4/18 Christ is Risen!!! He is truly Risen Indeed!!! Khristós Anésti! Alithós Anésti! Ceremony of the Orthodox Holy fire 2018 from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on the great and holy Great Saturday. Source:

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Schedules for Holy Week and Easter – 2018 at the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem

March 29, 2018 Featured

Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 29/3/18 Timetable of the Holy Week and Easter 2018, Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem Saturday March 31 2.40 pm                Solemn Entry of His Beatitude into the Holy Sepulchre and Evening Vespers in        the Armenian Gallery Palm Sunday April 1 5.30 […]

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THE FEAST OF THE ADORATION OF THE SACRED CROSS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE AND THE FEAST OF ST. PORPHYRIOS OF GAZA

March 20, 2018 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 20/3/18 On the third Sunday of Lent, the Sunday of the Adoration of the Sacred Cross, on February 26/ March 11, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the Feast of the Adoration of the Sacred Cross, so that by Its power we may continue the Lenten period until we come to celebrate […]

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THE RE-OPENING OF THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE

March 2, 2018 Featured
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 2/3/18 The Gate of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre closed for the pilgrims after the Liturgy of the Sunday of Orthodoxy, February 12/25, 2018 with the common decision of the Three Major Communities – Greek Orthodox, Franciscans and Armenians – in protest of the recent illegitimate tax measures imposed by the […]

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Israeli Lawmaker Urges Authorities to Settle Church Taxation Row Diplomatically

February 28, 2018 Featured
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Sputniknews – 28/2/18 MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Member of Israeli parliament Ksenia Svetlova told Sputnik on Monday that she hoped Israeli authorities would use diplomatic means to settle the church taxation issue, which has already resulted in the closure of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. On Sunday, representatives of the Greek Orthodox Church, Armenian Apostolic […]

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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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THE FEAST OF EPIPHANY AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

January 22, 2018 Featured
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 22/1/18 On Friday January 6/19, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the Feast of Epiphany, as the commemoration of the baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ by St. John the Baptist in the river Jordan. At that time the humankind experienced the Trinitarian Theophany; the Son being baptized, the Father witnessing with a heavenly […]

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HIS ALL-HOLINESS THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH IS OFFERED AN HONORARY DOCTORATE AT THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM

December 7, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 7/12/17 In the agenda of the 10th Academic Conference of the “Orthodox-Jewish Dialogue” which takes place in Jerusalem from 22nd November/5th December to Thursday 24th November/7th December 2017, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem decided to pay His All-holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew the honorable distinction of the DOCTOR PHILOSOPHIAE honoris causa. For this reason, His All-holiness […]

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THE PRIME MINISTER OF GEORGIA VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

July 30, 2017 News
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem  – July 2017 On Monday afternoon, 11th/24th July 2017, the Prime Minister of Georgia, His Excellency Mr. Giorgi Kvirikashvili, visited the Patriarchate, escorted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, the Ambassador of Georgia in Israel and the Ambassador of Israel in Georgia among other associates of his. The Georgian […]

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THE PRIME MINISTER OF ROMANIA VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

May 7, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – May 2017 On Thursday afternoon, 21st April/4th May 2017, the Prime Minister of Romania Mr. Sorin Grindeanu visited the Church of the Resurrection, escorted by the Minister of Defence, the Minister of Finance, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Romania, under the former Ambassador of Romania in […]

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THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY VISITS THE CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION

May 7, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – May 2017 On Wednesday morning, 20th April/3rd May 2017, the Most Reverend Archbishop of Canterbury of the Anglican Church Mr. Justin Welby visited the Horrendous Golgotha and the Holy Sepulchre at the Church of the Resurrection, escorted by a team of his associates and entourage, among whom was the Archbishop […]

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ADDRESS OF H.H.B. THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM TO THE ARMENIAN PATRIARCHATE ON THEIR CELEBRATION OF EASTER

April 25, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – April 2017 His Beatitude Theophilos III Patriarch of Jerusalem 20 April 2017 Your Beatitude, Your Eminences, Your Graces, Beloved Members of our respective Brotherhoods, Dear Fathers, Christ is risen! In this Bright Week, we greet you, Your Beatitude, and the members of your Brotherhood and the Armenian community in Jerusalem, […]

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Holy Fire Brought to Russian Orthodox Cathedral in US Capital

April 20, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 20/4/17 The Rector at the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St. John the Baptist said that the Holy Fire from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem has been delivered to Washington DC. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Holy Fire from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem has been delivered to Washington […]

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Holy Fire Delivered From Jerusalem to Moscow for Easter Liturgy

April 16, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 16/4/17 The Holy Fire from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem has been delivered from Jerusalem to Moscow by airplane on Saturday, ahead of Easter celebrations. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Holy Fire was delivered by the Fond of Andrey Pervozvanny (FAP) in a special lamp, and it will be handed to […]

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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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HIS BEATITUDE’S THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM NAME DAY (2017)

April 1, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – March- April 2017 On Saturday, 12th/25th March 2017, the Name Day of H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos was celebrated (transferred from Wednesday) by the Patriarchate. His Beatitude bears the name of one of the Holy Forty Martyrs of the lake of Sabastia in Pontus, who celebrate on […]

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THE CEREMONY MARKING THE COMPLETION OF THE RESTORATION PROJECT OF THE SACRED EDICULE OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE

March 25, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 25/3/17 On Wednesday morning, 9th/22nd March 2017, the ceremony marking the completion of the restoration and rehabilitation of the Sacred Edicule of the Holy Sepulchre took place in front of the Sacred Edicule. This project began one year ago, by the initiative of Jerusalem Patriarchate and the agreement among the […]

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‘Catastrophic Collapse’: Tomb of Christ to Crumble Without Urgent Repairs

March 25, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – March 2017 Greek researchers say that the edicule in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the room where Jesus was purportedly interred before he rose from the dead, is at “very real risk” of “catastrophic collapse.” The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) examined the foundation of the temple in Jerusalem as part […]

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SUNDAY OF THE ADORATION OF THE PRECIOUS AND LIFE-GIVING CROSS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2017)

March 22, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – March 2017 On the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent, 6th/19th March 2017, the feast of the Adoration of the Precious and Life-giving Cross was celebrated by the Patriarchate, as established by the Church, so that by the Sacred Cross of Christ, through which we have been saved and deified, the […]

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H.B. THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM & MRS MOROPOULOU PRESENT THE RESTORATION PROJECT OF THE H. EDICULE AT THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

March 22, 2017 News

  The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – March 2017 On Tuesday 1st/14th March 2017,  His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theoophilos arrived in Brussels by the Israeli airlines El-Al from Tel-Aviv, escorted by Geronda Secretary-General Most Reverend Aristarchos of Constantina and Archdeacon Mark. At Brussels airport, His Beatitude was welcomed by the Ecumenical Patriarchate […]

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