Meeting of the Lord

February 17, 2019 Featured

Church of Serbia – 17/2/18 Forty days after Christ was born He was presented to God in the Jerusalem Temple according to the Mosaic Law. At this time as well His mother Mary underwent the ritual purification and offered the sacrifices as prescribed in the Law. Thus, forty days after Christmas, on the second of […]

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February 14, 2019 Featured

The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 14/2/19 Reflections of His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem during Advent while on an official visit to the United Kingdom. “As the leader of a Church that has had a presence in the Holy Land since the very birth of Christianity, Patriarch Theophilos III can trace his succession 2.000 […]

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Statement by the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church’s Holy Synod Concerning Deir El-Sultan

October 30, 2018 Featured

Archdeacon Tesfa Mikael Williams  – (News Editor – Ethiopian Affairs)OCP News Service – 30/10/18 Special Courtesy –  Solomon Kibriye (Chief Editor – Ethiopian Affairs)  OCP News Service – 30/10/2018 The bi-annual plenary meeting of the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church has ratified the following points regarding the Ethiopian Monastery of Deir El-Sultan, […]

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Prophet Jeremiah

May 16, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 16/5/18 The Holy Prophet Jeremiah, one of the four great Old Testament prophets, was son of the priest Helkiah from the city of Anathoth near Jerusalem, and he lived 600 years before the Birth of Christ, under the Israelite king Josiah and four of his successors. He was called to prophetic […]

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Feast of Tiarn’ndaraj held at the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem

March 3, 2018 Featured

Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 3/3/18 The celebration of the Feast of Tiarn’ndaraj (or Trndez) with evening prayer and a large bonfire in the yard behind the Seminary was held at the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem on 26/2/18. The feast marks the presentation of Christ in the Temple, 40 days after His birth […]

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Sermon by Newly-Canonized Serbian Bishop Mardarije (Uskokovic) on the Second Sunday of Great Lent, Delivered at the Church of Saint Olga Orphanage in Kishinev.

March 3, 2018 Featured

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 3/3/18 My dear children. I visited your wealthy and valuable library, I saw very many interesting and beneficial books on various topics and saw you often reading these fine tomes. But to my great sorrow and disappointment, I […]

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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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The Mystery of the Virgin Womb as the Tabernacle of God in the Flesh

February 3, 2018 Featured

Pemptousia – 2/2/18 “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call His name Emmanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14) The great prophet of God Isaiah prophesied this proclamation of the salvation of God’s creation some eight centuries before the birth of Jesus Christ. At first glance, […]

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Jerusalem Must Remain Center of 3 Major Religions – Russian Orthodox Church

December 17, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 17/12/17 Jerusalem must remain a spiritual center of three major religions, the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations said on Saturday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, said on Saturday that Jerusalem must remain a spiritual center of three major religions — Christianity, Islam and Judaism. “We should not […]

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December 11, 2017 Featured – 11/12/17 His Holiness Aram I, this morning both at the World General National Assembly of the Catholicosate, currently taking place in Antelias, and during his visit to the president of Lebanon H.E. General Michel Aoun, rejected the U.S. recognition of occupied Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. According to His Holiness, such a move may […]

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Coptic Orthodox Church Condemns the Declaration of Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

December 9, 2017 Featured
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US-International Coptic Media Center – 9/12/17 The Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria Condemns the Declaration of Jerusalem as Capital of Israel. Source:

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Met Georges Khodr: The Question of Life

November 18, 2017 Featured

Notes on Arab Orthodoxy – November 2017 This is the question of life: who is my neighbor? People think that the neighbor is a spouse, a child or an uncle, all those we call “relatives,” and people distinguish between neighbors and strangers. A neighbor is someone with whom we share our tastes, our religion, or kinship […]

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October 20, 2017 Featured
Photo: – 20/10/17 Reports have appeared in both Greek and English about a recent miracle of Elder Ephraim (Moraitis) of St. Anthony’s Monastery in Florence, AZ. According to the information reported, the former abbot of the Athonite monastery of Philotheou miraculously appeared to prevent a plane crash on a flight from Larnaca, Cyprus to Haifa, Israel. The incident occurred on […]

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July 30, 2017 News

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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Unexpected Discoveries – The Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem

July 27, 2017 Featured

Khoren Bandazian – The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 27/7/17 The time before a vacation is hectic. Especially if you are going to be away for a while. Before my trip to Israel I was very busy and didn’t get a chance to think or study where we would be going so I […]

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Trump visits Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, meets Armenian Patriarch

May 23, 2017 Featured

Public Radio of Armenia – 23/5/17 US President Donald Trump visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Monday. Representatives of the Catholic, Armenian and Greek-Orthodox church met the president. Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem Nourhan Manougian, Custos of the Holy Land Fr. Francesco Patton, and Greek-Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III greeted President Trump. President […]

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Annual Feast of Archangel Saint Michael

November 23, 2016 Featured News – Kassa Nigus – November 2016 Saint Michael is one of the seven primary Arch angels, who is always standing besides God’s throne and is honored for defeating Devil at God’s command (Rev.12:7-9). His powerful and fastest aid has always been invoked by the Church in time of emergency and unusual danger. He is […]

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November 6, 2016 Featured News

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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The Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem received representatives of the Israeli Ministry of Justice

September 1, 2016 Featured News

The Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem – September 2016 On August 30, His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, received representatives of Justice Ministry of the State of Israel. During the meeting, His Beatitude and the representatives discussed some issues regarding the Religious High Court of the Armenian Patriarchate. The representatives of the […]

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Knesset Committee Recognizes Armenian Genocide

August 3, 2016 Featured News

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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July 12, 2016 Featured News

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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