THE FEAST OF SUNDAY OF THE MYRRH-BEARING WOMEN AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 1/5/18 The commemoration of the Myrrh-bearing Women who anointed the Lord with myrrh and saw Him Resurrected was celebrated at the chapel of the Myrrh-bearing Women on Sunday April 9/22, 2018. This chapel is in St. James the Brother of God Cathedral and joins the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood with the Church of the ...

THE SYNAXIS OF THE VENERABLE AND GLORIOUS PROPHET, FORERUNNER AND BAPTIST JOHN

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 22/1/18 The Feast of the Synaxis of the Venerable Forerunner John was celebrated by the Patriarchate at the H. Monastery dedicated to him on the south-west side of the Church of the Resurrection, on Saturday, January 7/20, 2018. When we say synaxis (gathering) of the Venerable Forerunner John, we mean the gathering for us ...

THE COMMEMORATION OF ST. CATHERINE AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

Jerusalem Patriarchate - December 2017 The commemoration of the Holy and Glorious Catherine the Great Martyr was observed on Friday 25th November/8th December 2017 at her Monastery located on the south of the Patriarchate at the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. Saint Catherine lived in Alexandria, she had an excellent Christian and philosophical education ...

THE FEAST OF ST DEMETRIUS IN THE HOLY LAND

IN JERUSALEM On Sunday, the 26th of October/8th of November 2015, the Patriarchate observed the feast of St Demetrius the glorious martyr and myrrh-bearer at the Church dedicated to his name, within the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood. Also named in honour of St Demetrius is the “Agios Demetrios” Arabic-speaking School, intended for the children of the Patriarchate’s congregation. The ...

Divine Liturgy Served by Bishop Georgios of Guinea in Freetown – Sierra Leone

Orthodox Missionary Fraternity - June 2015 On the Sunday of Pentecost, Bishop Georgios of Guinea conducted the Divine Liturgy in Ss. Constantine and Helen church in Freetown, Sierra Leone. During the Liturgy, he ordained a new presbyter and a deacon. Dn. Kyriakos Komora is the first Sierra Leonean graduate of the Patriarchal School of Alexandria and is responsible ...

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Bishop Makarios of Kenya - May 2015 - Orthodox Mission Fraternity  The more the soul of man is deprived of material goods, the more God strengthens her and prepares her for a spiritual exaltation and a life of bliss, peace and innocence. One can see that the struggle of this soul is a spiritual exercise, despite ...

THE FEAST OF THE HOLY ARCHANGELS IN JERUSALEM

On Friday, the 8th/21st of November 2014, the Synaxis of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel and all the heavenly powers was celebrated at the Monastery dedicated to them, in the Christian quarter between the Monasteries of St George and St Catherine, at a close distance to the north of the Patriarchate. Vespers and the divine Liturgy ...

MEMORIAL SERVICE HELD FOR PRINCIPAL PHOTIOS

Jerusalem Patriarchate   On Saturday, the 28th of September/11th of October 2014, after Archbishop Demetrios of Lydda led the morning Divine Liturgy on the Horrendous Golgotha, a memorial service was held for the late Principal, f. Photios Kiousis, forty days after his passing. The service was led by His Beatitude, Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem. Hagiotaphite Prelates ...

THE FEAST OF ST SPYRIDON AT THE PATRIARCHATE

December 2013 On Wednesday the 12th/25th of December 2013, the feast of St Spyridon the Wonderworker, Bishop of Trimythous, was celebrated by the Patriarchate in the Monastery which bears his name and lies on the inside of the wall of the Old City of Jerusalem, near the Gate of Damascus. His Eminence Dorotheos, Archbishop of Avila, led ...