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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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 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
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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
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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
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  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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HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM ADDRESSES EVENT ORGANIZED BY UCLAN UNIVERSITY FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES

December 10, 2015 Featured News

December 2015 On Wednesday the 18th of November/2nd of December 2015, UCLAN University hosted a humanitarian event with the aim of providing financial aid to Syrian refugees. The event was held at the University’s Hall of Events. His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, was invited by Mr Floros Voniatis, President of the University’s Board, to […]

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Venerable Parascheva (Petka)

October 27, 2015 Featured News

Commemorated October 14/27 This glorious saint was of Serbian descent, and was born in the town of Epivat between Selymbria and Constantinople. St. Parasceva’s parents were wealthy, devout Christians. They also had a son, Euthymius, who was tonsured a monk during his parents’ lifetime, and later became the famous Bishop of Madytos. The virgin Parasceva […]

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PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM DECORATES MESSRS. FRANK FEIGENBAUM AND MARIOS PAPADOPOULOS

October 3, 2015 News

On the morning of Thursday, the 18th of September/1st of October 2015, Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem conferred the medal of Minor Crusader of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher upon Mr Marios Papadopoulos and Mr Frank Feigenbaum. This honour was awarded in recognition of the two men’s interest in the Patriarchate, especially the financial […]

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19TH ANNIVERSARY OF ORTHODOX COMMUNITY IN FHES – JORDAN

October 3, 2015 Featured News

September – October 2015 On the evening of Tuesday, the 16th/29th of September 2015, the Greek Orthodox Arabic-speaking Community of Fhes, Jordan, celebrated its 19thanniversary. The city of Fhes is a suburb of Amman, Jordan, inhabited by Christians, mostly Orthodox, known for their assiduousness and development. A church dedicated to St George the Great Martyr […]

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THE ACADEMIC EXCHANGE (AE) OF THE YITZHAK RABIN CENTER VISITS THE PATRIARCHATE

August 19, 2015 Featured News

On Friday the 1st/14th of August 2015, representatives of the Academic Exchange (AE) initiative of the Yitzhak Rabin Center in Israel (founded in memory of the Israeli President, assassinated for his pacifist convictions) visited the Patriarchate. They were welcomed by Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem, who responded to their invitation (posted at http://www.jp-newsgate.net/en/2015/08/14/16319 ) to talk […]

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Metropolitan Saba Esber Responds to the Patriarchate of Jerusalem’s Statement

July 19, 2015 Featured News

18/07/15 Arabic original here. English translation taken from the Patriarchate of Antioch’s facebook page here. This is in response to the statement issued by the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, which can be read here. Also Read THE POSITION OF THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM ON THE INTERRUPTION OF COMMUNION BY THE PATRIARCHATE OF ANTIOCH: Carol Saba on […]

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THE FEAST OF ELISHA THE PROPHET IN JERICHO

July 5, 2015 Featured News

On Saturday, the 14th/27th of June 2015, the Patriarchate observed the memory of the prophet Elisha in Jericho, at the Monastery dedicated to his name, on the site of the sycamore fig-tree where Zacchaeus had climbed to see Christ (Luke 19, 1-10). The Monastery is dedicated to Elisha because Jericho was the prophet’s main area […]

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