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Knesset Committee Recognizes Armenian Genocide

August 3, 2016 Featured News
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Armenian Apostolic Patriarchate of Jerusalem – August 2016 On Monday August 1, the Knesset Committee of Education, Sports and Culture recognized the Armenian Genocide. The Chairman of the Committee, Member of Knesset Ya’acov Margi (Shas) said that It is “our moral obligation to recognize the Armenian genocide”. Knesset members Zehava Galon (Meretz), Zouheir Bahloul and […]

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THE PRESIDENT OF NEW DEMOCRACY, MR KYRIAKOS MITSOTAKIS, AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

July 12, 2016 Featured News
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – July 2016 On the morning of Saturday, the 26th of June/9th of July 2016, the President of New Democracy and Leader of the Opposition in Greece, whilst on a visit to the state of Israel and the Palestinian Autonomy, visited the Patriarchate. Mr Mitsotakis was accompanied by his esteemed wife, associates […]

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Baptismal Site will be cleared by HALO Trust

July 7, 2016 Featured News
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The Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – July 2016 CLICK HERE TO DONATE We would like to ask your attention and support for the following project: Christ was baptized by John the Baptist in the river Jordan, somewhere near Jericho. Since centuries Christianity has visited Jordan River in that area, a location called Qasr al […]

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President Reuven Rivlin Visits the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem

May 14, 2016 Featured News

Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – May 2016  Jerusalem: Some pictures from Monday May 9th, of the visit of the President of the State of Israel, His Excellency Reuven Rivlin to His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem. Source:  

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THE GREEK PRESIDENT MR PROKOPIS PAVLOPOULOS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

April 4, 2016 Featured News

Jerusalem Patriarchate – April 2016 At 10:00 am of Thursday, the 18th/31st of March 2016, His Excellency the President of the Greek Republic, Mr Prokopis Pavlopoulos, whilst on an official visit to Israel, visited the Patriarchate. Mr Pavlopoulos was accompanied by associates of his, the Greek Ambassador to Israel, Mr Spyridon Lambrides, the Consul-General to Jerusalem, […]

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“Francis and Kirill… The People of Syria Know Best” – Fr Georges Massouh on Francis and Kirill’s Joint Statement

February 20, 2016 Featured News
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February 2016 – Notes on Arab Orthodoxy  Francis and Kirill… The People of Syria Know Best There is no doubt that the meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Russia, just in its being held, is a historic achievement in relations between the churches and in restoring unity between Christians. A joint statement was […]

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HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM SPEAKS AT THE CHIEF RABBINATE

December 26, 2015 News

On Monday the 8th/21st of December 2015, during a meeting of the Heads of Churches at the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem made an address in English, see link: http://www.jp-newsgate.net/en/2015/12/21/18978 From the Secretariat-General Source:  

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HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM LIGHTS UP THE CHRISTMAS TREE IN NAZARETH

December 19, 2015 News

On the evening of Sunday, the 30th of November/13th of December 2015, His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, accompanied by the Most Reverend Joachim, Metropolitan of former Zambia, arrived in Nazareth, Galilee. There, in the town square, Patriarch Theophilos lit up the Christmas tree, extending wishes for a happy New Year. Attending the ceremony were […]

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GREEK JOURNALISTS VISIT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

November 21, 2015 Featured News

November 2015 On Wednesday, the 5th/18th of November 2015, a group of Greek journalists on a visit to Israel’s Foreign Ministry visited the Patriarchate after venerating at the Church of the Resurrection and the Holy Sepulcher. They were welcomed by His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, who went on to talk to them about the […]

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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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A Future for Minorities in the Middle East?

October 16, 2015 Featured News
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By Peter Ahern – 16/10/15 (AINA) — Consider this imaginary situation. Hundreds of British citizens are kidnapped while travelling in the Middle East by a Muslim jihadi militia. The kidnappers hold the victims in an unknown and lawless location in a failed state and demand a ransom of one million dollars per person for their […]

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Renovation of the historic St. James Armenian Orthodox Cathedral in Jerusalem Under Progress

September 1, 2015 Featured News

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – September 2015 OCP News Service Jerusalem: The artial restoration of St. James Cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church is under progress. Please contact the Patriarchate to make you valuable donations. Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem P.O.Box 14235 Jerusalem, Israel Tel: +972 (0)2-6282331 Fax: +972 (0)2-6264861 Website: – http://armenian-patriarchate.com/ Email: webmaster@armenian-patriarchate.com […]

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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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A DELEGATION OF BULGARIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

August 25, 2015 News

On Thursday, the 8th/20th of August, a delegation of ten officials of the Bulgarian Government and esteemed members of the Bulgarian society, performing humanitarian work under Mr Ragev Menasche from Israel, visited the Patriarchate. The distinguished guests were welcomed by Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem and Hagiotaphite Fathers, as citizens of a country with which the […]

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The Historic St. James Armenian Orthodox Cathedral in Jerusalem undergo Renovation

August 8, 2015 Featured News

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – August 2015 OCP News Service Jerusalem: In spite of the immense heatwave, renovations of the historic St. James Cathedral are continuing as planned in the holy City of Jerusalem. Please contact the Patriarchate to make you valuable donations. Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem P.O.Box 14235 Jerusalem, Israel Tel: […]

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THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS DEFENCE MINISTER VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

August 8, 2015 Featured News

At noon on Tuesday, the 22nd of July/4th of August 2015, the Honourable Minister of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Christophoros Fokaides, in the context of a visit to the State of Israel, visited the Patriarchate. He was accompanied by his associates, Christos Mallikides, Constantinos Fytiris, Vasileios Polemites and Damianos Odysseos. Also present […]

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GREEK FOREIGN MINISTER VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

July 9, 2015 Featured News

In the afternoon of Sunday, the 22nd of June/5th of July 2015, the Greek Foreign Minister, Mr Nikolaos Kotzias, visited the Patriarchate. He was accompanied by associates of his: Ambassador Demetrios Paraskevopoulos, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ambassador Tasia Athanasiou, Director of the Diplomatic Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Konstantinos Koutras, […]

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Patriarch-Archbishop Nourhan Manougian celebrates 67th Birthday

June 24, 2015 Featured News
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The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church of Jerusalem – June 2015 His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian – 97th Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem of the Holy See of St. James celebrated his 67th birthday on 22nd July 2015.  MANY YEARS TO HIS BEATITUDE!!!! BIO OF THE PATRIARCH Archbishop Nourhan Manougian (baptismal name Boghos) was born in Aleppo, Syria on 22 […]

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Patriarch-Archbishop Nourhan Manougian celebrates Second Anniversary of Enthronement

June 4, 2015 Featured News
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4/6/15 Jerusalem: Thursday 4th June 2015 is the second anniversary of the enthronement to the Holy See of St. James of His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the 97th Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem. MANY YEARS TO HIS BEATITUDE!!!! BIO OF THE PATRIARCH Archbishop Nourhan Manougian (baptismal name Boghos) was born in Aleppo, Syria on 22 July […]

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HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM BLESSES THE DELIBERATIONS OF THE 8TH ORTHODOX CONVENTION OF LOCAL COUNCILS IN NAZARETH

June 1, 2015 Featured News

May- June 2015 On Saturday, the 10th/23rd of May 2015, the 8th Orthodox Convention of the Local Councils of Greek Orthodox Arabic-Speaking Communities of the Patriarchate in Israel took place at the events hall of the Orthodox Arabic-speaking Community, in Nazareth. Each Arabic-speaking Community within the area of Israel since 1948 is ruled by a […]

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ROYAL JORDANIAN DELEGATION VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

May 16, 2015 Featured News

On Thursday, the 24th of April/7 May 2015, a Royal Jordanian Delegation visited the Patriarchate. The members of the Royal Governmental Delegation were accompanied by Jordan’s Ambassador to Israel, Mr Walid Obeidat, and Jordan’s representative for Islamic and Christian Holy Sites and WAQF President, Mr Azam Hadib. The distinguished guests were welcomed by Patriarch Theophilos […]

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