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THE FEAST OF ST. GERASIMUS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

March 20, 2018 Featured

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 20/3/18 On Saturday March 4/17, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of St. Gerasimus of the Jordan at his Holy Monastery in the valley of Jordan on the west bank of the river near Jericho. Having arrived in the Holy Land from his country, Asia Minor in the middle of […]

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Venerable Gerasimus of the Jordan

March 18, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 18/3/18 “Father, you burned with heavenly love, preferring the harshness of the Jordan desert to all the delights of the world. Therefore, a wild beast served you until your death; he died in obedience and grief on your grave.” (Kontakion to St. Gerasimus) . The saying goes that March comes in […]

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THE HOLY MONASTERY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST ON THE JORDAN RIVERBANK REOPENED

January 29, 2018 Featured

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem  – 29/1/18 It is announced that the historic Holy Monastery of St. John the Baptist in the Bethabara area, east of Jericho, on the west bank of the river Jordan will be reopened as an Orthodox Shrine of the Jerusalem Patriarchate from next Monday January 16/29, 2018. According to the tradition of […]

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THE FEAST OF ST. THEODOSIUS THE CENOBIARCH

January 29, 2018 Featured

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 29/1/18 On Wednesday, January 11/24, 2018, the Patriarchate commemorated our Father among the Saints Theodosius at the Holy Monastery founded by him in the 5thcentury A.D. in the desert of Judea, between Beit Sahour and the Holy Monastery of St. Savvas the Sanctified. Having come from his hometown Cappadocia to […]

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THE FEAST OF EPIPHANY AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

January 22, 2018 Featured

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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Synaxis of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John

January 22, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 22/1/18 In the Orthodox Church it is customary, on the day following the Great Feasts of the Lord and the Mother of God, to remember those saints who participated directly in the sacred event. So, on the day following the Theophany of the Lord, the Church honors the one who participated […]

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The Feast of the Theophany

January 22, 2018 Featured

Church of Serbia – 22/1/18 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Today we celebrate a day that is called by many names: the Baptism of our Lord, Theophany, and it is also called Illumining. We commemorate our Lord’s baptism today in the Jordan. Theophany is […]

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Armenian Community in Jordan celebrates elevation of Father Avedis Ipradjian as Archimandrite

September 17, 2017 News
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The Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 17/9/17 The Armenian community of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan held a festive gathering on occasion of the elevation of the Very Reverend Father Avedis Ipradjian to Archimandrite. The Grand Sacristan, His Grace Archbishop Sevan Gharibian, the Very Reverend Father Baret Yeretzian, Head of the Real Estate Office […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan

May 3, 2017 Featured

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 3/5/17 On April 28, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriach and Catholicos of All Armenians; received HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan and President of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). She was accompanied by Dr. Armen Muradian, Rector of the Yerevan […]

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PILGRIMS’ BAPTISM IN THE RIVER JORDAN (2017)

April 15, 2017 News

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 15/4/17 On Holy and Great Tuesday morning, 29th March/11th April 2017, the pilgrims’ baptism took place as a seal of their pilgrimage theory, at the bank of the river Jordan, at the place where our Lord Jesus Christ was baptized by St. John the Baptist. Pilgrims were from Greece and other […]

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REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST ORGANIZATION VISIT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

March 2, 2017 News

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 2/3/16 On Friday evening, 11th/24th February 2017, a fifteen-member team of the Christian humanitarian United Church of Christ Organization visited the Patriarchate, headed by the Executive in Middle East and Europe, Mr. Peter Makari. This Christian humanitarian team, which actively supports the Syrian refuges in Jordan and other countries, among which […]

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The Feast of Theophany in Zemun

January 24, 2017 Featured News

Church of Serbia – 24/1/17 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Saint Nicholas in Zemun on the Lord’s feast-day of Theophany, 19 January 2017. (photo gallery). – A great number of swimmers were competing for the Holy Cross in the icy waters of the Danube. Following the […]

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Epiphany (Denho) Holy Qurobo – Damascus

January 8, 2017 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 8/1/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Epiphany (Denho) at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus assisted His Holiness in the Holy Qurobo. In his sermon, […]

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THE FEAST OF THE HOLY FOREFATHERS IN THE VILLAGE OF THE SHEPHERDS

December 31, 2016 Featured News

The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 31/12/16 On Sunday, the 12th/25th of December 2016, the memory of the Forefathers of Christ, especially Abraham the Patriarch, was celebrated in the Village of the Shepherds where the shepherds had heard the angelic hymn “Glory be to God in the highest heaven” and were urged to go to Bethlehem, present-day […]

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Relief for Assyrian Town Liberated From ISIS

December 10, 2016 Featured News

www.religiousfreedomcoalition.org – 10/12/16 On August 6, 2014, the Islamic State overran Iraq’s largest Christian city, the city of Qaraqosh. The advance forced thousands of Christians to leave the city after it had been the target of jihadist attacks for weeks. One month before, the Islamic State took over the city of Mosul and many Christian residents […]

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Opening of the XI General Assembly of MECC

September 7, 2016 Featured News

 Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – September 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participates in the Opening Ceremony of the XI General Assembly of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) in Amman, Jordan. His Holiness headed the delegation of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch which included their Eminences: Mor Theophilos Georges Saliba, Archbishop […]

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SYRIAN REFUGEES FIND PEACE BUT LITTLE COMFORT IN FOREIGN LANDS

July 5, 2016 Featured News

IOCC – June- July 2016 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Syria’s civil war has created the greatest refugee upheaval since WWII, with 4.8 million Syrian men, women and children fleeing their homeland in search of refuge in other countries across the Middle East and Europe. An additional 6.6 million have been displaced in their own country. International […]

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MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCES FROM THE HOLY & GREAT COUNCIL OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH TO H.M. KING ABDULLAH II IBN AL HUSSEIN

June 26, 2016 Featured News

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – June 2016 At the Orthodox Academy of Crete, on the 22th of June 2016 His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan In Amman Your Majesty, The Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church would like to express its deepest sympathies and convey […]

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Iraqi Assyrian Bishop: ISIS Drove Us to Unity

May 28, 2016 Featured News

  AINA- 28/5/16 (AINA) — Archbishop Nicodemus Sharaf Daoud, the Syriac-Orthodox Bishop of Mosul, visited France and Belgium from May 19-24. The visit was organized by SOS Chretiens d’Orient. The Archbishop gave a series of lectures on the situation of Assyrians (also known as Chaldeans and Syriacs) in Iraq. He and his congregation were forced […]

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Statement from the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate on the Status of Archbishop Mor Severius Malke Mourad

April 11, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – April 2016 Statement Issued by the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East April 10, 2016 – Damascus, SYRIA The Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East confirms that His Eminence Archbishop Mor Severius Malke Mourad is the Patriarchal Vicar in Jerusalem, Jordan and the Holy Land, since […]

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THE NAME DAY OF H.B. THEOPHILOS -PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM

March 29, 2016 Featured News

Jerusalem Patriarchate – March 2016 On Tuesday, the 9th/22nd of March 2016, the Name Day of H.B. Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, was celebrated in commemoration of St Theophilos, one of the Holy Martyrs who had suffered a martyr’s death in the year 320 AD, during the reign of Licinius, in Lake Sebaste, Pontus. A’ Vespers […]

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