THE FEAST OF THE HOLY ARCHANGELS IN JERUSALEM

On Friday, the 8th/21st of November 2014, the Synaxis of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel and all the heavenly powers was celebrated at the Monastery dedicated to them, in the Christian quarter between the Monasteries of St George and St Catherine, at a close distance to the north of the Patriarchate. Vespers and the divine Liturgy ...

BURIAL PLACE OF HOLY ARCHDEACON STEPHEN THE PROTOMARTYR DISCOVERED

  Pravoslavie.ru - 20/11/14 During excavations near the Palestinian town of Ramallah archaeologists have discovered a greatest Christian relic – the burial place of Holy Archdeacon Stephen, the First Martyr for Christ, reports the Linga news portal. Research in the Kharaba at Taiar village, which lies two kilometers west of Ramallah, carried out by the Palestinian and Israeli researchers ...

THE FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST ON MOUNT TABOR HOLY MONASTERY

August 2014 On Tuesday, the 6th/19th of August 2014, the feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ was observed at the Holy Monastery on Mount Tabor, where indeed it came to pass. During this feast of the Lord, the Church commemorates the fact that, before His redeeming passion, Jesus Christ went up the mountain with ...

PRESIDENT JOINS ORTHODOX AT HOLY MOUNT OF GRABARKA

24/8/14 President Komorowski joined around 5,000 Orthodox Christians from Poland and abroad at the Holy Mount of Grabarka near Siemiatycze, eastern Poland, for the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. The morning liturgy, Tuesday, officiated by Metropolitan Sawa, leader of the Orthodox Church in Poland, was followed by the traditional blessing of fruit brought by the ...

ROC HOLY SYNOD MEMBERS PRAY FOR THE LATE METROPOLITAN VLADIMIR OF KIEV AND ALL UKRAINE

July 2014 On July 25, 2014, before the beginning of the Holy Synod session, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and the Holy Synod members honoured in prayer the memory of His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev and All Ukraine. The Primate and hierarchy of the Church prayed at the Chapel of All ...

ROC HOLY SYNOD SESSION AT ST. DANIEL MONASTERY IN MOSCOW

July 2014 On July 25, 2014, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has begun its regular session at the Patriarchal and Synodal residence in the St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow. Before the session, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and members of the Holy Synod proceeded to the patriarchal Chapel of All Saints Who Shone Forth in ...

DECISIONS OF THE HOLY AND SACRED SYNOD OF THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM

June-July 2014 The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem convened under the Presidency of H.B. Theophilos, our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem, on the 10th/23rd of June 2014. The Synod addressed issues of the Patriarchate and took the following decisions: 1.To appoint the Most Reverend Isychios, Metropolitan of Kapitolias, as President of the Committee ...

GLORIOUS CONCELEBRATION AT THE HOLY MONASTERY OF NEW VALAMO

Alexandrian Patriarchate - Finnish Orthodox Church - June -July 2014 On Sunday 29th June 2014, a glorious Festal Con-Celebration was conducted at the Church of the Holy Monastery of the Trqansfiguration of the Saviour New Valamo, conducted by His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, con-celebrated by His Eminence Leon, Archbishop ...

CHAPEL OF PENTECOST ON HOLY SION VIOLATED AND DESECRATED

Jerusalem Patriarchate - June 2014 On the evening of the Sunday of Pentecost, the 26th of May/8th of June 2014, and on the evening of the Monday of the Holy Spirit, the 27th of May/9th of June 2014, extreme Israeli activists from the area of David’s Tomb violated the chapel-catacomb of the Pentecost, which belongs to ...

MONDAY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

June 2014 Monday the 27th of May/9th of June 2014 saw the celebrations for the descent of the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Holy Trinity, on the holy disciples and apostles gathered in the Cenacle on the Hill of the Holy Sion, as attested by the Church. Vespers was first held in the chapel within ...

INAUGURATION OF THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHER EXARCHY IN CYPRUS

May 2014 On the morning of Saturday the 27th of April/10th, the church of the Holy Sepulcher Exarchy was inaugurated in Cyprus, followed by the Divine Liturgy. The Exarchy building lies at a short distance from the Holy Archbishopric of Cyprus. It was built on land belonging to the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, and within the older building, preserving ...

ADDRESS OF H.B. PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM TO H.E. LEO ARCHBISHOP OF KARELIA AND ALL FINLAND AT THE ALL HOLY AND LIFE GIVING TOMB.

May 3, 2014 Your Eminence Archbishop Leo of Karelia and all Finland, beloved brother and concelebrant in Christ,  At this holy place, Fearful Golgotha, i.e. the place of the skull, the people led the incarnated Son and Word of God Jesus Christ the Nazarene to be crucified under Pontius Pilate, according to the Gospel narratives. At this All-Holy ...

INAUGURATION CEREMONY FOR THE CHURCH OF THE EXARCHY OF THE HOLY SEPULCHER IN CYPRUS

Jerusalem Patriarchate - May 2014 The Exarchy of the Holy Sepulcher in Cyprus would like to inform all those interested that Matins and the Inauguration Ceremony for its Church will be held on Saturday, the 10th of May 2014, at 7:00 am, in honour of the Ascension of the Lord and in memory of St Philoumenos, the ...

RELIQUARY WITH A PORTION OF THE GIRDLE OF HOLY THEOTOKOS BROUGHT TO KAZAKHSTAN

Alma-Ata -May 2014On April 30, 2014, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, a reliquary with a portion of the Holy Cincture (Belt) of the Mother of God was brought to Kazakhstan from the Moscow Church of Holy Prophet Elijah in Obydensky lane, reports Patriarchia.ru. Rector of St. Elijah ...

PILGRIMAGE ROUTE, “ON THE TRAIL OF THE HOLY FAMILY”, BEING PREPARED IN EGYPT

May 2014 There is an attempt afoot to revive the religious tourism in Egypt. The pilot tour of the new route, "On the trail of the Holy Family" is scheduled for June this year. The excursion is being worked out under the auspices of rectors of Christian churches and abbots of monasteries, reports the website of ...

EXARCHY OF THE HOLY SEPULCHER IN CYPRUS: SERVICES SCHEDULE, MAY 2014

April - May 2014 SCHEDULE OF SERVICES AT THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION AND ST PHILOUMENOS THE HAGIOTAPHITE HOLY MARTYR – MAY 2014. 1/05 THURSDAY, 07.00 ST PANARETOS, BISHOP OF PAPHOS, MATINS AND DIVINE LITURGY. 3/05 SATURDAY, 18.00 VESPERS SERVICE. 4/05 THIRD SUDNAY AFTER EASTER, 07.00 MATINS AND DIVINE LITURGY. 9/05 FRIDAY, 18.00 PRE-INAUGURAL VESPERS SERVICE, THE PATRIARCH OFFICIATING. 10/05 SATURDAY, ...

SCHEDULE FOR THE ARRIVAL OF THE HOLY LIGHT IN CYPRUS ON HOLY SATURDAY

April 2014 The Exarchy of the Holy Sepulcher in Cyprus would like to inform the Orthodox faithful that, upon the blessing of His Beatitude Chrysostomos II, Archbishop of Cyprus, the Holy Light shall be transferred to Cyprus from Jerusalem on the Holy Saturday, namely the 19th of May 2014. The Holy Light shall be carried on ...

PROGRAM OF THE SERVICES OF HOLY WEEK 2014 IN THE MOST VENERABLE CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION

FROM MARCH 30/ APRIL 12 UNTIL APRIL 7/ APRIL 20 2014 - Jerusalem Palm Saturday: Vespers:  3 p.m. Palm Sunday: Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom:  8 a.m. Service of the Bridegroom:  6:15 p.m. Holy Monday: Divine Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts (Golgotha):  9 a.m. Service of the Bridegroom:  6:15 p.m. Holy Tuesday: Divine Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts (Golgotha): 9 a.m. Service of the ...

PROGRAM OF HOLY SERVICES AND DIVINE LITURGIES IN THE CHURCH OF SAINTS CONSTANTINE AND HELEN FOR THE HOLY WEEK 2014

From March 31/April 13 until April 8/April 21 2014 - Jerusalem Palm Sunday: -Orthros and Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom: 5:00 a.m. -Vespers: 3:30 p.m. -Service of the Bridegroom: 6:15 p.m. Great and Holy Monday: -Hours and Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts: 5:00 a.m. -Great Compline: 3:30 p.m. -Service of the Bridegroom: 6:15 p.m. Great and Holy Tuesday: -Hours and Liturgy of the ...

Holy Week Schedule at Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

April 2014 The Mother See is pleased to announce this year’s schedule of Holy Week and Easter Services. All services will be held in the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin. We encourage our faithful world-wide to participate in the services leading up to the Glorious Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Armenian communities throughout the world ...

THE STATEMENT OF THE PILGRIMAGE COMMITTEE FOR THE SERVICE OF THE HOLY LIGHT

March-April 2014 On Tuesday, the 5th/18th of March 2014,  the Pilgrimage Committee of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, consisting of the Chief Dragoman, the Most Reverend Christodoulos, Metropolitan of Eleftheroupolis; the Elder Secretary-General, His Eminence Aristarchos, Archbishop of Constantina; the Secretary of the Holy and Sacred Synod, His Eminence Demetrios, Archbishop of Lydda; and the Assistant Dragoman, ...