Holy Sepulchre

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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RESTORATION OF HOLY SEPULCHRE TO BE DONE IN TIME FOR HOLY FIRE AND PASCHA

March 4, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 4/3/17 With some joyous news for the beginning of the Orthodox Great Lenten podvig, head of the Russian Spiritual Mission in Jerusalem Archimandrite Alexander (Elisov) has stated that the restoration work on the Edicule over the Holy Sepulchre, the Lord’s Tomb, will be completed in time for Pascha, reports RIA-Novosti. Thus, the centuries-old […]

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PATRIARCH THEOPHILOS III & THE HAGIOTAPHITE BROTHERHOOD VISITS THE ARMENIAN PATRIARCHATE ON THE OCCASION OF CHRISTMAS

January 23, 2017 Featured News
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 23/1/17 Before noon on Friday 7th/20th January 2017, the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood led by its Hegoumen, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos returned the Armenian Church their visit on the occasion of Christmas which they celebrate together with the feast of Theophany as it was the custom of […]

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FOURTH PROGRESS REPORT ON HOLY AEDICULA RESTORATION PROJECT

December 22, 2016 News

The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 22/12/16 Before noon on Friday the 3rd/16th of December 2016, Professor Antonia Moropoulou of the National Technical University of Athens presented an update on the restoration works carried out on the Holy Aedicula to the Steering Committee and the Project Owner Committee, namely the Leaders of the three Communities, Patriarch Theophilos […]

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PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM: NO SACRILEGE IN OPENING LORD’S TOMB; BELIEVER SHOULD NOT SEEK FOR SIGNS

December 16, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 16/12/16 His Holiness Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem has responded to criticisms that restoring the Lord’s Sepulchre constitutes an invasion of a holy space and a sacrilege. Speaking in an interview with the press service of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem he stated, “The fact is that restoration has been ongoing in the […]

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HUNGARY CONTRIBUTES TO THE RESTORATION OF THE AEDICULA OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE

November 26, 2016 News

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 26/11/16 On the morning of Wednesday, the 10th/23rd of November 2016, His Excellency Mihalui Geza, the Hungarian ambassador to Ramallah, offered the amount of 100.000 to His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, as contribution from his country to the ongoing restoration project on the Aedicula of the Holy Sepulchre. Extending […]

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THE RUSSIAN PRIME MINISTER VISITS THE CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION

November 14, 2016 Featured News
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 14/11/16 On the night of Wednesday, the 27th of October/9th of November 3026, His Excellency the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visited the Church of the Resurrection. Mr Medvedev was welcomed in the Court of the Church by Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem and Hagiotaphite Fathers, e.g. Metropolitan Isychios, Archbishop Aristarchos of […]

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Jesus’ ‘Burial Slab’ Uncovered For First Time In Centuries

October 28, 2016 Featured News

Around TV – 28/10/16 Read: Jesus Christ’s ‘burial slab’ uncovered during restoration Exclusive: Christ’s Burial Place Exposed for First Time in Centuries Restorers working in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Israel uncover stone slab venerated as the resting place of Jesus Christ. JERUSALEM, ISRAELFor the first time in centuries, scientists have exposed the original […]

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Researchers Say They May Have Discovered Jesus’ Death Bed

October 28, 2016 Featured News
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  Spuntiknews – 28/10/16 More Pics Here: A stone burial slab that some believe may have been where the body of Jesus was laid after his death has been uncovered by archaeologists. The slab was revealed as researchers pulled back a marble covering on a tomb at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which had been […]

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HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM VISITS THE CHURCH OF SERBIA-MONTENEGRO

September 29, 2016 Featured News

Jerusalem Patriarchate – 29/9/16 On Friday, the 10th/23rd of September 2016, His Beatitude the Patriarch of Jerusalem began His visit to Serbia-Montenegro, accompanied by the Elder Secretary-General, Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, Archbishop Makarios of Qatar and Archdeacon Markos, departing from Ben Gurion airport via El Al airlines. The Patriarch responded to the invitation of H.B. […]

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