The Placing of the Honorable Robe of the Most Holy Mother of God at Blachernae

Church of Serbia - July 2018 The Placing of the Venerable Robe of the Most Holy Theotokos at Blachernae: During the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Leo the Great (457-474), the brothers Galbius and Candidus, associates of the emperor, set out from Constantinople to Palestine to venerate the holy places. In a small settlement near Nazareth they ...

The Lives of Saints Peter and Paul

Church of Serbia - 12/7/18 THE HOLY APOSTLE PETER The son of Jonah and brother of Andrew the First-Called, of the tribe of Simeon and the town of Bethsaida, he was a fisherman and was at first called Simon, but the Lord was pleased to call him Cephas, or Peter (Jn 1:42). He was the first of ...

THE FEAST OF ALL THE SAINTS OF PALESTINE AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

Jerusalem Patriarchate - 17/6/18 On Sunday May 28/June 10, 2018, after the Sunday of All the Saints, the Patriarchate celebrated the established feast of all the Saints of Palestine, according to its Status Quo. They are all the righteous saints of the Old Testament, the Apostles of the New Testament, the martyrs and the saints of ...

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

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 process," His ...

Saint Sava I – First Archbishop of Serbia

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 met a ...

THE FEAST OF SAINTS GEORGE AND JOHN THE CHOZEVITES

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 Palestine in ...

THE FEAST OF SAINT MELANI AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

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 after the ...

THE FEAST OF ST. NIKOLAOS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

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 a ...

Christmas Recital by St. Ephrem Patriarchal Choir

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 his word, His ...

Feast of the Translation of the Relics of Saint George

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 to ...

THE CHURCH OF THE TEN LEPERS IN THE TOWN OF BURQIN

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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 Church ...

THE TOWN OF ZABABDEH

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 their ...

THE CITY OF TUBAS

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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 Old ...

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

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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 according to ...

CHRISTMAS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2017)

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 visit of the ...

Feast of the Translation of the Relics of Saint George

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 to ...

Venerable Cyriacus the Hermit of Palestine

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 love ...

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

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 Mor Severius ...

THE FEAST OF PALESTINE SAINTS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

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 the ...

Holy Week: A Mystic Torrent

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 18:37] ...

Jerusalem and Antiochian Patriarchates on the Path of Reconciliation

His Beatitude Theophilos III - Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine and Israel (L) His Beatitude John X of Antioch and All East

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 of Antioch ...