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“THE QUESTION OF JERUSALEM MUST BE DEPOLITICIZED AND JERUSALEM SHOULD BE DECLARED “THE CAPITAL” OF THE THREE MONOTHEISTIC RELIGIONS” H.H. ARAM I

February 8, 2018 Featured
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – January- February 2018 This view was the core of the intervention of His Holiness Aram I at the first session of the international conference on Jerusalem organized by Azhar in Cairo on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. After affirming that “the future status of Jerusalem must be an inseparable and integral part of the peace […]

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Saint Sava I – First Archbishop of Serbia

January 29, 2018 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 29/1/18 Saint Sava, First Archbishop of Serbia, in the world Rostislav (Rastko), was a son of the Serbian king Stephen Nemanya and Anna, daughter of the Byzantine Emperor Romanus. From his early years he fervently attended church services and had a special love for icons. At seventeen years of age, Rostislav […]

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THE FEAST OF SAINTS GEORGE AND JOHN THE CHOZEVITES

January 29, 2018 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem  – 29/1/18 On Sunday January 8/21, 2018, after the Feast of Theophany, the Patriarchate  commemorated Saints George and John the Chozevites, at the Holy Monastery bearing their names, at the Brook Chorath on the way to Jericho. On this Feast, the Church honours St. John who left his Archdiocese in Caesarea of […]

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THE FEAST OF SAINT MELANI AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

January 16, 2018 Featured
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 16/1/18 The commemoration of Saint Melani from Rome was celebrated by the Patriarchate at the underground chapel dedicated to her, in the Nunnery of Megali Panagia adjacent to the south-west side of the Hagiotaphites’ Central Monastery, on December 31, 2017/ January 13, 2018. Saint Melani of Roman descent, departed to Egypt […]

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THE FEAST OF ST. NIKOLAOS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

December 25, 2017 Featured
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 25/12/17 The commemoration of our Father among the Saints Nikolaos Bishop of Lycea was celebrated by the Patriarchate on Tuesday December 6/19, 2017. St. Nikolaos was a defender of the doctrine regarding the “same nature” of the Son with the Father in the 1st Ecumenical Synod in Nice in 325 A.D., he is […]

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Christmas Recital by St. Ephrem Patriarchal Choir

December 21, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 21/12/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended a Christmas Recital by St. Ephrem Patriarchal Choir, at St. Georges Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma – Damascus. The Recital was entitled: “Because We are Sons of Life 3”, and included Christmas chants from more than ten different languages and traditions. In […]

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Feast of the Translation of the Relics of Saint George

November 18, 2017 Featured
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Church of Serbia – 18/11/17 On this day we commemorate the translation of the relics of St. George, from Nicomedia, where he suffered at the time of Emperor Diocletian, to the city of Lydda in Palestine. The suffering of this wonderful saint is described on April 23. Anticipating his martyrdom, St. George begged his servant […]

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THE CHURCH OF THE TEN LEPERS IN THE TOWN OF BURQIN

July 4, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – By Heba Hrimat – July 2017 In a town that merely inhabits in its humble neighbourhoods 68 scattered Christians alongside their 7000 Muslim cohabitants, lies one of the world’s oldest Churches, a few metres away from the historic centre of the town of Burqin on top of a downhill. The […]

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THE TOWN OF ZABABDEH

June 16, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – June 2017 To the north of the West Bank and 15 km to the south-east of the City of Jenin, lies the town of Zababdeh or al-Zababida. The history of this small town dates back to no longer than two centuries. The first people who inhabited this land had fled […]

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THE CITY OF TUBAS

June 16, 2017 News
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – June 2017 Tubas is a Palestinian city a few kilometers to the west of the Jordan River. Its history dates back to the Canaanite era, that`s when it was originally named ‘Tuba Syoys’ which translates ‘shining star’. Tubas is also mentioned in the Book of Judges (Chapter 9) in the […]

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Russia Reconstructing Star Street in Bethlehem, Leading to Jesus’ Birth Place

May 14, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 14/5/17 Russia is funding the reconstruction work in the historic center of the city of Bethlehem, where Jesus was born according to the New Testament. BETHLEHEM (Sputnik) – The Russian government has allocated $4 million to Palestine for reconstruction work in the historic center of the city of Bethlehem, where Jesus was born […]

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CHRISTMAS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2017)

January 10, 2017 Featured News
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – 10/1/17 1. On Christmas Eve According to the very old tradition of the Church of Jerusalem, the feast of Christ’s incarnation has been celebrated in Bethlehem, the birthplace of our Lord Jesus Christ since the 4th century A.D. Likewise, on Friday 24th December 206 / 6th January 2017, after the customary […]

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Feast of the Translation of the Relics of Saint George

November 16, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia – 16/11/16 On this day we commemorate the translation of the relics of St. George, from Nicomedia, where he suffered at the time of Emperor Diocletian, to the city of Lydda in Palestine. The suffering of this wonderful saint is described on April 23. Anticipating his martyrdom, St. George begged his servant […]

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Venerable Cyriacus the Hermit of Palestine

October 12, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia- OCA- 12/10/16 Saint Cyriacus was born at Corinth to the priest John and his wife Eudokia. Bishop Peter of Corinth, who was a relative, seeing that Cyriacus was growing up as a quiet and sensible child, made him a reader in church. Constant reading of the Holy Scriptures awakened in him a […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Meets High Commission for Church Affairs in Palestine

October 3, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – October 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with the High Presidential Commission for Church Affairs in Palestine headed by Mr. Hanna ‘Amira, Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, along with the Mayor of Bethlehem Mrs. Vera Babon. The meeting was attended by their Eminences […]

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THE FEAST OF PALESTINE SAINTS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

July 10, 2016 Featured News
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The Jerusalem Patriarchate – July 2016 On Sunday, the 20th of June/3rd of July 2016, the Patriarchate observed the memory of the saints who had lived and died in Palestine, namely saints of the Old and New Testament, Patriarchs, Prophets, Apostles, Martyrs, Confessors, Preachers, Evangelists, both eponymous and anonymous. The feast has been set for […]

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Holy Week: A Mystic Torrent

April 26, 2016 Featured News
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Fr. Steven Kostoff – OCA- April 2016 As we enter Holy Week, the festal atmosphere of Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday yields to the solemnity, sobriety and sadness of Holy Week as the Lord moves toward His voluntary and life-giving Passion.  The Son of God came into the world “to bear witness to the truth” [John […]

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Jerusalem and Antiochian Patriarchates on the Path of Reconciliation

January 29, 2016 Featured News
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Jerusalem: Several reports suggest that the Jerusalem Patriarchate is willing to have a dialogue with the Patriarchate of Antioch over the disputes on the canonical jurisdictions in Qatar and affiliated areas. These two ancient Patriarchates broke communion over the dispute in Gulf region. Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem expressed his intention to reconcile with Patriarch John X […]

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Feast of the Translation of the Relics of Saint George

November 17, 2015 Featured News

16/11/15 On this day we commemorate the translation of the relics of St. George, from Nicomedia, where he suffered at the time of Emperor Diocletian, to the city of Lydda in Palestine. The suffering of this wonderful saint is described on April 23. Anticipating his martyrdom, St. George begged his servant to take his relics […]

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The Palestinian Tourism Minister visited the Romanian Patriarchate

November 16, 2015 Featured News

His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, met on Wednesday, 11 November 2015, the Palestinian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Mrs. Rula Ma’ayah and the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Palestine to Romania His Excellency Mr. Fuad Kokaly. The Palestinian Minister thanked His Beatitude for the reception and expressed her wish to intensify the cooperation with […]

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PATRIARCH KIRILL MEETS WITH PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT MAHMOUD ABBAS

September 25, 2015 Featured News

On September 24, 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, at the Peredelkino patriarchal residence. Participating in the meeting from the Russian Orthodox Church were also Archbishop Mark of Yegoryevsk, director of the Moscow Patriarchate office for the institutions abroad, and Archimandrite Philaret (Bulekov), a vice-chairman […]

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