THE FEAST OF ST. ISAAC THE SYRIAN AND ORDINATION OF A PRIEST IN DOHA

 The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 21/10/17 The feast of the Holy Cathedral in Doha was celebrated with special ecclesiastical brilliance, with the participation of Jerusalem Patriarchate clergy, who came to honour the feast and co-celebrate the Divine Liturgy and the ordination of Deacon Demetrios as Priest. For pastoral reasons the feast was transferred on Friday. On Thursday ...

Daesh Claims Responsibility for Attack on Cairo’s Coptic Cathedral

Sputniknews - 15/12/16 Daesh terrorist group claimed responsibility for an attack on Cairo Coptic Church Complex that killed dozens of people, Al Arabiya TV channel reported on Tuesday. CAIRO (Sputnik) — A strong blast hit the Coptic Christian cathedral complex in Cairo on Sunday, killing 25 people and wounding 49. This is the worst attack on Coptic ...

Egypt Ties Attack on Coptic Church to Muslim Brotherhood in Qatar

Sputniknews - 15/12/16 The Egyptian Ministry of Interior suspects members of the Muslim Brotherhood who fled to Qatar of involvement in the terror attack on a Coptic church that killed 25 people, it said on Tuesday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to preliminary investigation, the attack was organized by 30-year-old Mohab Qassem, who traveled to Qatar in 2015 ...

Archbishop Makarios of Qatar (Jerusalem Patriarchate) Visits Catholicate Palace & the Ancient Church of Niranam

OCP News Service – 2/8/16 Indian Orthodox Malankara Church - Jerusalem Patriarchate Also Read: Archbishop Makarios of Qatar (Jerusalem Patriarchate) on a Visit to the Indian Orthodox Church Kerala- India: Archbishop Makarios of Qatar (Jerusalem Patriarchate) Visits Catholicate Palace (Headquarters of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church) & the Ancient Church of Niranam established by St.Thomas the Apostle ...

Archbishop Makarios of Qatar (Jerusalem Patriarchate) on a Visit to the Indian Orthodox Church

OCP News Service - 30/7/16 Indian Orthodox Malankara Church- Jerusalem Patriarchate Kerala-India: His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Qatar of the Jerusalem Patriarchate is on a visit to Indian Orthodox Church. Archbishop is one of the chief guests for the Gulf Orthodox Youth Conference held in Peerimedu, Kerala. The Jerusalem Prelate will also visit the ancient Niranam St. ...

METROPOLITAN IGNATIUS: ANTIOCH STAYING HOME ALSO BECAUSE OF DOCUMENTS, NOT ONLY QATAR

www.pravoslavie.ru - 23/6/16 The position of the Patriarchate of Antioch towards the ongoing Council on Crete has been reiterated in a video released by Met. Ignatius (Al-Houshi) of France, reports Romfea. The metropolitan emphasized that from the first moment of the idea of the Council, Antioch showed great interest and participation, realizing its importance. However, in the end, ...

THE HOLY SYNOD OF THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE ON THE ISSUE OF QATAR

Notes on Arab Orthodoxy - June 2016 A communiqué was issued today, Tuesday, March 31, by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, dealing with issues concerning the Great and Holy Council to be held on Crete in a few days. Furthermore, the synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate also dealt with the well-known issue of Qatar, which concerns ...

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 ...

COMMUNIQUÉ OF THEIR BEATITUDES PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA, PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM, AND ARCHBISHOP OF CYPRUS

July- August 2015 On Tuesday and Wednesday, the 15th and 16th/28th and 29th of July 2015, their Beatitudes, having come from Cyprus, met at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem. His Beatitude Patriarch of Alexandria Mr. Theodoros, His Beatitude Patriarch of Jerusalem Mr. Theophilos, and His Beatitude the Archbishop of Cyprus Mr. Chrysostomos also concelebrated a night Liturgy ...

Metropolitan Saba Esber Responds to the Patriarchate of Jerusalem’s Statement

18/07/15 Arabic original here. English translation taken from the Patriarchate of Antioch's facebook page here. This is in response to the statement issued by the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, which can be read here. Also Read THE POSITION OF THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM ON THE INTERRUPTION OF COMMUNION BY THE PATRIARCHATE OF ANTIOCH: Carol Saba on the Rupture of Communion ...

Catholicos Aram I Honours Mr Krikor Mahseredjian as a Knight of Cilicia

4 February 2015. The ceremony was held on Wednesday evening at the Main Hall of the Catholicossate, in the presence of the Ambassadors of Armenia to Lebanon, of Lebanon to the United Arab Emirates, clergy who have served as Catholical Vicars of the Diocese of UAE and Qatar, representatives of the Armenian Community from Abu ...

CHRISTMAS BAZAR IN HOLY ARCHBISHOPRIC OF QATAR

Patriarchate of Jerusalem - December 2014  During this period leading to Christmas day, the Holy Archbishopric of Qatar offered its polyglot flock the opportunity to participate in a Bazar of Christmas Gifts. The event was enriched by performances based on various local traditions, on Friday, the 21st of November 2014 (New Calendar). The event was honoured by ...

THE DORMITION OF THEOTOKOS OBSERVED IN QATAR

Patriarchate of Jerusalem - August- September 2014 In fitting glory the Archbishopric of Qatar celebrated the feast of the Dormition of Theotokos. Due to local circumstances, the Dormition and the Service of the Lamentations of Theotokos were moved to Friday, the 16th/29th of August, in facilitation of the participation of the faithful, as Friday is a ...

Prince Charles Visits Greek Orthodox Church in Doha – Qatar

  22/2/14 Read more here: Doha: On the fifth day of The Prince of Wales's tour of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, His Royal Highness visited the Doha Religious Complex. The Prince paid visit to the St Isaac and St George Greek Orthodox Church, which has a vibrant congregation from orthodox communities from across the Arab world. Source:  

CHURCH OF ANTIOCH MAY BREAK OFF RELATIONS WITH PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM

27/10/13 The Greek Church news agency Romphea has reported the decision of the Synod of the Church of Antioch regarding the issue of jurisdiction over the state of Qatar, stated by the Patriarch of Antioch. Patriarch John X has warned the head of the Church of Jerusalem that if within two months he does not take steps to resolve ...

His Holiness Aram I congratulates the new Emir of Qatar His Excellency Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani

1/7/13 His Holiness Aram I has congratulated H.E. Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on his accession to the throne of Qatar. In his letter, the Catholicos expressed the hope that the Emir would continue his father H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani’s agenda of reform and development. Catholicos Aram I ended his letter by transmitting ...

Syria Militants Behead Two Christians

26/6/13 Two Christians, one of them a priest, have been beheaded by militants because they were suspected of cooperating with the Syrian military. A video uploaded to the internet yesterday shows two men with their hands bound, surrounded by dozens of people, many of them armed and cheering in celebration. The two are brutally executed – beheaded with ...

JURISDICTIONAL DISAGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PATRIARCHATES OF ANTIOCH AND JERUSALEM ARISES

15/5/13 According to the Greek Church news agencies Amen and Romfea, the Patriarchate of Antioch has expressed its protest in connection with the election on May 4, 2013 of Archimandrite Makarios as Archbishop of Qatar by the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem, reports Sedmitza.ru. The Patriarchate of Antioch considers that Qatar together with ...

Patriarch Yazigi refuses to sanction Qatar diocese

The Daily Star - 14/3/13 BEIRUT: Greek Orthodox Patriarch John X Yazigi  said Wednesday the church could not  sanction the Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem’s decision to establish a new  diocese in Qatar. Yazigi said in a statement the move violated the laws of the All-Orthodox  Church, “because it required the approval of the Greek Orthodox Church  of ...

Estonians’ kidnap kingpin linked to Zahle Church Bombing

Rima S. Aboulmona The Daily Star 4/11/2011 BEIRUT: The alleged mastermind behind the abduction of seven Estonian tourists who were released in July was also linked to the March 27 church bombing in east Lebanon, security sources told the Daily Star Thursday. Wael Abbas, the suspect kingpin behind the kidnapping, was handed over by Syrian authorities to Lebanon’s General ...

Greek Church, Qatar Hold Talks on Developing Ecclesiastical Land

2/11/2011 Nov. 2 (Bloomberg) -- The Archbishop of Athens, Hieronymos II, discussed with Qatar the development of church land in Athens during a recent visit to the emirate, the synod of Greek Orthodox bishops said in a statement on its website. While the statement didn’t identify the site, Imerisia reported that the talks were about a plan ...