THEOPHANY AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

22/1/15 On Monday, the 6th/19th of January 2015, the feast of Theophany was celebrated by the Patriarchate in the All-holy Church of the Resurrection. On this dwelling of the Lord’s glory, the site of His sacrifice on the cross and of His glorious Resurrection , arrived His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, accompanied by Hagiotaphite Fathers. After ...

CUTTING ST BASIL’S PIE AT THE PATRIARCHATE – 2015

At 5:00 pm on New Year’s Eve, namely Tuesday the 31st of December 2014/13th of January 2015, the pie-cutting ceremony took place at the Patriarchate’s Hall of Events. At the beginning of the ceremony, Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem addressed guests in celebration of the New Year. The Fathers then sang the Apolytikion of the Circumcision of the ...

THE FEAST OF SAINT MELANIA AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

On Tuesday, the 31st of December 2014/3rd of January 2015, the last day of the year 2014, the feast of Saint Melania of Rome was celebrated by the Patriarchate at the chapel dedicated to her, within the Monastery of the Great Panaghia to the south of the Patriarchate. On this site lived Hosia Melania circa 410 ...

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS OF THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM TO THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ARMENIAN PATRIARCHATE IN JERUSALEM ON THE OCCASION OF THEIR CHRISTMAS VISIT TO THE PATRIARCHATE

January 2015 Your Eminence Archbishop Aris Shirvanian, Your Eminences, Your Graces, Beloved Members of our Respective Fraternities, Dear Fathers, We welcome you to our Patriarchate with these joyful words from Matins of the Nativity: Come, Ο faithful, let us go to see where Christ was born! We shall follow the Wise Men, kings from the East, ...

THE FEAST OF THE SYNAXIS OF THEOTOKOS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

  At the Patriarchate. On the day after Christmas, the 26th of December 2014/8th of January 2015, the Patriarchate celebrated the Synaxis of Theotokos at the monastic church of Sts Constantine and Helen. The term “Synaxis of Theotokos” signifies the gathering of the faithful in honour of the Mother of God, a contributor to the mystery of the ...

THE FEAST OF THEOPHANY AT THE PATRIARCHATE OF ALEXANDRIA

On 6 January 2014, the day on which the Orthodox Church celebrates Holy Theophany, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, officiated at Orthros (Matins) and conducted the festal Divine Liturgy and the Service of the Great Blessing of Waters at the Holy Church of the Annunciation of the Theotokos ...

HOLY UNCTION AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

On the afternoon of Monday, the 23rd of December 2014/5th of January 2015, the day before Christmas Eve, the Sacrament of the Holy Unction was administered at the Monastic Church of Sts Constantine and Helen. This holy Sacrament, preparing the faithful for the feast of Christmas, was led by H.B. Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, and had ...

ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR HAGIOTAPHITE FATHERS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

On Sunday, the 22nd of December 2014/4th of January 2015, a memorial service was held for the departed members of the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood, namely Patriarchs, Primates, Priests, Hieromonks, Hierodeacons, monks and nuns, at the katholikon of the All-holy Church of the Resurrection. The divine Liturgy preceded the memorial service, led by His Eminence Theophanes, Archbishop of ...

THE FEAST OF ST MODESTUS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

On Wednesday, the 18th/31st of December 2014, the Patriarchate observed the memory of Our Father Modestus, Patriarch of Jerusalem, at the chapel dedicated to his name on the hill of Abu Tor, opposite St Sion in Southern Jerusalem. St Modestus was the hegoumen of the Monastery of Abba Theodosius the Cenobiarch, who morally and tangibly encouraged ...

THE FEAST OF THE HOLY FOREFATHERS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

On Sunday, the 15th/28th of December 2014, namely the Sunday of the Forefathers, the memory of the ancestors, according to the flesh, of our Lord Jesus Christ, was celebrated at the Patriarchate. Patriarch Abraham was the first to receive the Lord’s promise that “in his seed all the nations shall be blessed”. The feast was ...

NEW YEAR AT THE PATRIARCHATE OF ALEXANDRIA

On 31 December His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa welcomed to his private office, according to custom, His Eminence Gabriel, Metropolitan of Leontopolis, Patriarchl Vicar of Alexandria, His Grace Meletios Bishop of Naukratis, Hegumen of the Holy Patriarchal Monastery of St Savvas the Sanctified in Alexandria, and the Clergy ...

THE FEAST OF HOSIOS SAVVAS THE CONSECRATED HELD AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

December 2014 On Thursday, the 5th/18th of December 2014, the Patriarchate observed the feast of hosios Savvas the Consecrated in the Monastery dedicated to him. The Monastery was founded in the late 5th century in the desert of Judea, which lies in the West Bank of Cedars stream. Since its founding, the Monastery has remained a powerful ...

LAYING OF THE FOUNDATION STONE OF THE EXARCHATE OF THE PATRIARCHATE OF ALEXANDRIA IN CYPRUS

December2014 The historic bonds which bind the Church of Alexandria with the Church of Cyprus, have become tighter from today, Thursday 11 December 2014, as this morning His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa and His Beatitude Chrysostomos II, Archbishop of New Justiniane and All Cyprus, laid the foundation stone of ...

THE FEAST OF ST CATHERINE AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

On Monday, the 25th of November/8th of December 2014, the feast of the glorious great martyr St Catherine was celebrated at the Monastery dedicated to her name. The Monastery stands opposite the Patriarchate, in the Christian quarter of Jerusalem. As has been handed down to us by the Synaxarion of the Church, St Catherine lived in ...

THE PRESENTATION OF THEOTOKOS CELEBRATED AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

On Thursday, the 21st of November/4th of December 2014, the Patriarchate celebrated the Entrance of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple of God. The Presentation, namely the Entrance of Theotokos into the holy of holies of the Temple of Solomon, foretells “God’s will for our salvation” and the fact that the virgin Mariam, presented by ...

HOLY SYNOD OF THE PATRIARCHATE OF ALEXANDRIA HELD : METROPOLITANS ELECTED

On 26 November 2014, the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa convened at an appointed Session under the Chairmanship of His Beatitude Theodoros II, in the Board Room of the Holy Synod. Prior to the Session a Divine Liturgy was served at the Patriarchal Chapel of Ss Theodori. The meeting began immediately ...

DORA BAKOYIANNIS VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

On Friday, the 15th/28th of November 2014, Mrs. Dora Bakoyiannis, in the framework of a visit to Israel and the Palestinian Autonomy in her capacity as Chairperson of the Political Affairs Committee (Subcommittee on the Middle East) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, visited the Patriarchate. She was accompanied by Mr Ioannis ...

THE CHIEF OF THE HELLENIC NAVY VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

On Thursday, the 14th/27th November 2014, the Chief of the Hellenic Navy, Mr Evangelos Apostolakis, visited the Patriarchate. He was accompanied by a group of his associates, the representative of the Hellenic Embassy to Israel, Mr Evangelos Panagiotou, and Mr Gennimatas. Mr Apostolakis and his associates were received by His Beatitude, Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem, and ...

JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE OPENS NEW MODEL NURSERY SCHOOL IN FHES – JORDAN

November 2014 A model Nursery School, belonging to the Orthodox Schools Complex of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, now operates in the Christian town of Fhes near Amman, Jordan. The school project, which takes up an area of 1.300 m2, began with the wishes and blessings of His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of Jerusalem, on April 2014, and ...

THE GREEK GENERAL SECRETARY OF CIVIL PROTECTION VISITS THE PATRIARCHATE

On Tuesday, the 19th of October/11th of November 2014, Mr Seraphim Tsokas, General Secretary of Civil Protection at the Hellenic Ministry of Public Order, visited the Patriarchate. Mr Tsokas was accompanied by his esteemed wife and Greece’s Consul-General to Jerusalem, Mr Georgios Zacharoudiakis. Mr Tsokas and his attendants were received by H.B., Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem, ...

THE FEAST OF ST DEMETRIUS THE MYRRH-BEARER CELEBRATED AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2014)

On Saturday, the 26th of October/8th of November 2014, the feast of St Demetrius the Myrrh-bearer and great martyr was celebrated by the Patriarchate at the ancient chapel connecting the Central Monastery to St Demetrius School. The Very Reverend Isychios, Metropolitan of Kapitolias, Patriarchate Commissioner, led the Vespers and the divine Liturgy on the day of ...