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

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 The feast began ...

PROFESSOR MOROPOULOU PRESENTS CONSERVATION STUDY ON THE AEDICULA OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE

Jerusalem Patriarchate  - February 2016 On Friday the 8th/19th of February 2016, professor Antonia Moropoulou of the National Technical University of Athens presented the study on the conservation of the Aedicula of the Holy Sepulchre that was built by the Orthodox Romans in 1810. The study was conducted under the scientific responsibility of professor Moropoulou and an ...

THE ALBANIAN PRIME MINISTER VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

On Monday, the 8th/21st of December 2015, His Excellency the Prime Minister of Albania, Mr Edi Rama, in the context of a visit to the state of Israel, visited the Patriarchate. He was accompanied by his esteemed wife and a group of his political associates. The Prime Minister and his retinue were welcomed at David’s Gate ...

THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM HOLDS EVENT FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES

December 2015 On the evening of Saturday, the 29th of November/12th of December 2015, the Patriarchate’s Amman Office of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) organized a charity dinner with the aim of securing financial aid for Syrian refugees, as two millions of them reside in refugee camps in Jordan. Heading the event was the Director ...

THE FEAST OF ST CATHERINE THE GLORIOUS GREAT MARTYR

December - The Jerusalem Patriarchate Α. AT THE PATRIARCHATE. On Tuesday, the 25th of November/8th of December 2015, the Patriarchate celebrated the feast of St Catherine the glorious great martyr hailing from Alexandria, at the Monastery dedicated to her name at a short distance from the Patriarchate in the Christian quarter. As is well-known, St Catherine was a ...

PEACE ACTIVISTS FROM KOREA VISIT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

On Saturday, the 22nd of November/5th of December 2015, a group of peace activists led by Mr Lee Man-Hee, visited the Patriarchate. They were courteously welcomed by Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem and Hagiotaphite Fathers. The head of the group told His Beatitude that His personal endeavours for peace are well-known, and that is why they had ...

THE ENTRY OF THEOTOKOS INTO THE TEMPLE CELEBRATED AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

December 2015 On Friday, the 21st of November/4th of December 2015, the Patriarchate celebrated the feast of the Presentation of Mary, namely the entrance of Theotokos into the Holy of Holies, where she stayed to be nurtured by angels and prepared for the great Mystery of the incarnation of God the Logos through the Holy Spirit. Α.  ...

THE FEAST OF ST JAMES THE BROTHER OF GOD

The Jerusalem Patriarchate On Thursday, the 23rd of October/5th of November 2015, the Patriarchate observed the memory of St James the Brother of God, the first Hierarch of the Church of Jerusalem, at the church dedicated to his name, which internally connects the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood with the Church of the Resurrection. St James the Brother of God ...

A DELEGATION OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES IN KOREA (NCCK) VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

October-November 2015 On Saturday, the 11th/25th of October 2015, a delegation of the National Council of Churches in Korea, consisting of twenty Koreans, visited the Patriarchate on the encouragement of Metropolitan Ambrose of Korea. Patriarch Theophilos welcomed the head of the delegation, who addressed His Beatitude in Korean, on behalf of all, expressing their joy for visiting ...

A CASE OF SUCCESSFULLY BALANCING RELIGION AND POLITICS IN THE HOLY LAND: THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM

By Anna Koulouris - October 2015 This article is published in the Palestine-Israel Journal October 2015 issue entitled “Religion and the Conflict.” Given the state of world affairs, it’s hard to imagine that one of the oldest and most successful examples of a religious institution thriving peacefully amid political turmoil lies in the heart of the world’s ...

THE ICON OF THE DORMITION OF THEOTOKOS IN GETHSEMANE TRANSFERRED TO UKRAINE

On Friday, the 26th of September/10th of October 2015, the reverend Bishop Aleksandr of Pereyaslav Khmelnitsky and Vishnevsky, aide to the Most Reverend Onuphrius, Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine, arrived in Jerusalem. During a night liturgy on the aforementioned day, Bishop Aleksandr co-officiated at the Holy Sepulcher with His Eminence Joachim, Archbishop of former ...

PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM DECORATES MESSRS. FRANK FEIGENBAUM AND MARIOS PAPADOPOULOS

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 ...

19TH ANNIVERSARY OF ORTHODOX COMMUNITY IN FHES – JORDAN

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 is maintained by ...

A DELEGATION OF BULGARIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

On Thursday, the 8th/20th of August, a delegation of ten officials of the Bulgarian Government and esteemed members of the Bulgarian society, performing humanitarian work under Mr Ragev Menasche from Israel, visited the Patriarchate. The distinguished guests were welcomed by Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem and Hagiotaphite Fathers, as citizens of a country with which the Patriarchate ...

YOUTH FROM THE COMMUNITY OF NAZARETH VISIT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

On Thursday, the 31st of July/13th of August 2015, a group of thirty young men and women from the Patriarchate’s Greek Orthodox Community in Nazareth, led by their Presbyter, f. Lazaros, visited the Patriarchate. They were welcomed by H.B. Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem and Hagiotaphite Fathers. On behalf of the group, father Lazaros thanked the Patriarch for ...

THEIR BEATITUDES THE PATRIARCHS OF ALEXANDRIA AND JERUSALEM CONCELEBRATE IN THE HOLY SEPULCHER

July-August 2015 On the night of the 15th to the 16th/28th to the 29th of July 2015, His Beatitude Theodoros, Patriarch of Alexandria, in the context of a visit to the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, led the nocturnal Divine Liturgy at the Lord’s Sepulcher. Concelebrating were Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem, Archbishop Isychios of Kapitolias, Archbishop Aristarchos of ...

THE FEAST OF STS CONSTANTINE AND HELEN AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

June 2015 On Wednesday, the 21st of May/3rd of June 2015, the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood celebrated the feast of its founders and protectors, the glorious kings and equals-to-the apostles, Sts Constantine and Helen, at the monastic Church dedicated to them, by the rotunda of the Holy and Life-giving Sepulcher. Vespers was led by Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem, the ...

PASTORAL VISIT OF H.B. THEOPHILOS – PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM TO JORDAN

May- June 2015 On Monday, the 12th/24th of May 2015, Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem, accompanied by Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, and Archimandrite Ieronymus, Hegoumen at Fhes, paid a pastoral visit to Jordan, lying within the church jurisdiction of the Patriarchate. His Beatitude was welcomed by priests of the Patriarchate’s parishes in Jordan and personalities of the Greek ...

HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM BLESSES THE DELIBERATIONS OF THE 8TH ORTHODOX CONVENTION OF LOCAL COUNCILS IN NAZARETH

May- June 2015 On Saturday, the 10th/23rd of May 2015, the 8th Orthodox Convention of the Local Councils of Greek Orthodox Arabic-Speaking Communities of the Patriarchate in Israel took place at the events hall of the Orthodox Arabic-speaking Community, in Nazareth. Each Arabic-speaking Community within the area of Israel since 1948 is ruled by a Council elected ...

THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM DECORATES KALLINIKOS – FORMER METROPOLITAN OF PIRAEUS

On Wednesday, the 30th of April/13th of May 2015, the Most Reverend Ignatius, Metropolitan of Demetrias and Almyros, visited the Patriarchate, accompanying Kallinikos, former Metropolitan of Piraeus. The distinguished guests were welcomed by Patriarch Theophilos and Hagiotaphite Fathers. The Elder Metropolitan Kallinikos expressed joy and emotion at visiting the Holy Sepulcher and the Patriarchate once more, remembering ...

ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE “ARCHONS” VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE LED BY METROPOLITAN OF RETHYMNON

On Saturday the 12th/24th of April 2015, a group of fifty pilgrims, most of them Cretans, but also Greeks of the American diaspora and “Archons” of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, visited the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, led by Metropolitan Eugenios of Rethymnon and Avlopotamos. The esteemed pilgrims were welcomed by Patriarch Theophilos in the presence of Hagiotaphite Fathers. Both ...