THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM RECLAIMS ITS CHURCH IN THE BASIA-SHELOMI COMMUNITY OF NORTHERN ISRAEL

On Monday, the 14th/27th of April 2015, H.B. Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, accompanied by the Elder Secretary-General, Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, Archimandrite Ieronymos, Hegoumen in Fhes, and the Hegoumen of the Monastery of the Transfiguration on Mount Tabor, f. Hilarion, visited the Israeli town of Shelomi which lies on the site of the old town ...

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 ...

SUNDAY OF THOMAS AT THE PATRIARCHATE (PARRHESIA AT THE HOLY SEPULCHER)

On the 6th/19th of April 2015, the first Sunday after Easter (Antipascha) or Sunday of St Thomas, the Patriarchate celebrated the appearance of the Resurrected Lord to His disciples in the Cenacle, eight days after His Resurrection, when Thomas believed and said “My Lord and God” (John 20, 26-31). On the eve of the feast On the ...

METROPOLITAN ISAIAH OF TAMASSOS OF THE EXARCH OF THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM IN CYPRUS DECORATED

On Easter Friday, the 4th/17th of April 2015, the Most Reverend Isaiah, Metropolitan of Tamassos and Oreini, accompanied by the Exarch of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem in Cyprus, Metropolitan Timotheos of Bostroi, visited the Patriarchate. They were heading a group of approximately fifty pilgrims from Cyprus. The Primates and guests were received by Patriarch Theophilos of ...

PALM SUNDAY AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

On Palm Sunday, the 23rd of May/5th of April 2015, the Patriarchate commemorated the triumphant entry of our Lord Jesus Christ to Jerusalem, when the children of the Jews had welcomed him by spreading their coats in the road, shouting “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of ...

RECENT DECISIONS OF THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE’S HOLY AND SACRED SYNOD

On Saturday the 15th/28th of March 2015, the Holy and Sacred Synod convened under the presidency of Patriarch Theophilos to discuss issues of interest to the Patriarchate. One of these decisions was the approval to found two housing settlements, one in the city of Bethlehem, on land of the Patriarchate, and one in the adjacent town ...

ALEXANDRIAN PATRIARCHATE ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE SLAUGHTER OF 147 CHRISTIANS STUDENTS IN KENYA

April 2015 The Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa strongly condemns the senseless act of indiscriminate terrorist violence of so many Kenyan Christian students. These heinous acts equal total contempt for the value of humanity and go against the right of every person for freedom of religion. They have a tragic effect on the Christian community ...

BILATERAL COMMISSION OF MOSCOW PATRIARCHATE AND RUSSIAN ORTHODOX OLD-RITE CHURCH HOLDS ITS FIRST SESSION

Bilateral Commission of Moscow Patriarchate and Russian Orthodox Old-Rite Church holds its first session

On 31 March 2015, the first meeting of the bilateral commission which will consider the possibility of recognizing the hierarchy of the Russian Orthodox Old-Rite Church took place at the Moscow Spiritual Centre of the Old Believers of the Belokrinitsa branch in the Rogozhskaya Settlement. The commission was established on the initiative of Metropolitan Hilarion ...

VISIT BY THE NEW GOVERNOR OF ALEXANDRIA TO THE ALEXANDRIAN PATRIARCHATE

On 12th March 2015,  His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa received at the Patriarchal See a courtesy visit from the new Governor of Alexandria Dr. Hani El Mesiri, in the presence of His Grace Meletios Bishop of Naukratis and of the Honourable Consul General of Greece in Alexandria Mr. ...

PROFESSOR ANTONIA MOROPOULOU DECORATED AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

On Tuesday, the 4th/17th of March 2015, Ms Antonia Moropoulou, Seismology Professor at the National Technical University of Greece, and the Studies’ Director of the “Materials and Conservation Interventions” Direction, visited the Patriarchate on an invitation to assess the state of preservation of the Aedicula of the Holy Sepulcher, following the recent unauthorized intervention of ...

A DELEGATION OF THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES (WCC) VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

On the Second Sunday of the Great Lent, the 23rd of February/8th of March 2015, a ten-member Delegation of the World Council of Churches, under its Secretary-General, Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit and its Vice Moderator, Metropolitan Gennadius of Sassima, of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Deputy Secretary-General, Mr Georgios Laimopoulos, and: Dr. Agnes Abouom, moderator, ...

KANA COMMUNITY VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

On Saturday, the 22nd of February/7th of March 2015, approximately fifty members of the Rum Orthodox, Arab-speaking flock of the Patriarchate in Kana, Galilee, led by Archimandrite Chrystostomos, Hegoumen at the Shrine, visited the Patriarchate. The Hegoumen and the group of pilgrims were courteously welcomed by Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem, former Hegoumen at the Shrine for ...

ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM ON PATRIARCH IRENAIOS

10/3/15 The Patriarchate of Jerusalem wishes to clarify that the former Patriarch of Jerusalem, Monk Irineos, has opted for self-imposed seclusion. The responsibility for visits paid to him lies with the Israeli Police. From the Secretariat-General Source:  

SCHEDULE OF WEEKDAY SERVICES FOR GREAT LENT IN JERUSALEM

THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE - 4/3/15 TIMINGS VARY ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS Monastic Church of Sts Constantine and Helen: MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY: Matins, the Hours and Vespers: 5:00 am. Great Compline: 2:30 pm. FRIDAY: Matins, the Hours and Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts: 5:00 am. Salutations: 2:30 pm. On the Horrendous Golgotha: WEDENSDAY : Matins, the Hours, Divine Liturgy of the ...

THE FEAST OF THE MIRACLE OF THE ‘KOLLYVA’ OF ST THEODORE OF TYRE AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

On Saturday, the 15th/28th of February 2015, the miracle of the kollyva performed by St Theodore of Tyre, the Great Martyr, was observed at the Monastery dedicated to his name, to the west of the Patriarchate. The miracle was performed by St Theodore by divine power, in the middle of the 4th c. AD, when he appeared ...

THE FIRST DIVINE LITURGY OF THE PRESANCTIFIED GIFTS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM

On the morning of Lent Wednesday, the 12th/25th of February 2015, once the Patriarchate opened its gates after the three-day holiday, Matins and the Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts was held at the Central Monastic Church of Sts Constantine and Helen, led by Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem, with concelebrant Hagiotaphite Fathers, in the presence ...

THE SERVICE OF THE GREAT COMPLINE AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

On the evening of Lent Monday, the 10th/23rd of February 2015, the service of the Great Compline was held at the monastic church of Sts Constantine and Helen. The service will be officiated every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for the duration of the Great Lent, until Holy Wednesday, by the serving hieromonk. Patriarch Theophilos ...

THE HYPAPANTE OF THE LORD CELEBRATED AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

On Sunday, the 2nd/15th of January 2015, namely Meatfare Sunday, the Hypapante of the Lord was celebrated at the Church of Sts Constantine and Helen. Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem led the Divine Liturgy. On the same day, the Hypapante of the Lord was also observed at the Church of the Holy Monastery of Seida Naya which ...

THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM REFUTES POST BY “ROMFEA”

February 2015 The Patriarchate of Jerusalem categorically refutes the online posting of Romfea News Agency dated 22nd January4th February 2014, claiming that His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, supposedly sent a letter of protest to His Beatitude Ieronymos, Archbishop of Athens, over the latter’s intervention in the affairs of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem. Strongly protesting against the ...

THE FEAST OF THE VENERATION OF THE CHAINS OF THE APOSTLE PETER AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

On Thursday, the 16th/29th January 2015, the Patriarchate celebrated the veneration of the chains of the glorious Saint and Apostle Peter. The incarceration of the Apostle Peter by Herod Agrippa, aimed at his execution in order to please the Jews, and his miraculous liberation by an angel is reported in the Acts of the Apostles (Acts, ...

ARCHBISHOP OF CYPRUS VISITS THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM

On the afternoon of Monday the 13th/26th of January 2015, His Beatitude Chrysostomos, Archbishop of Cyprus, while in Tel Aviv for affairs pertaining to the Holy Archbishopric of Cyprus, extended His visit so as to venerate at the Church of the Resurrection. The Archbishop of Cyprus, accompanied by Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem, Hagiotaphite Primates and other ...