UNKNOWN MEN LAUNCH ARSON ATTACK ON SCHOOL OF SION

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - February 2015 At 4:00 am of Thursday the 13th/26th of February 2015, two unknown masked men deposited burning material in the building of the Patriarchal Hieratical School of St Sion through a bathroom window in the east wing which is adjacent to the Patriarchate’s cemetery. The complex, which includes the Church of the ...

28TH OCTOBER CELEBRATIONS AT THE SCHOOL OF SION (2014)

November 2014 On the afternoon of Tuesday, the 15th/28th of October 2014, the 28th of October national day was humbly celebrated at the School of St Sion. His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, was invited to attend the celebrations, accompanied by the Patriarchal Commissioner, the Most Reverend Isychios, Metropolitan of Kapitolias; the Elder Secretary-General, His Eminence Aristarchos, ...

NEW VANDALISMS AT GREEK ORTHODOX CHAPEL OF ST SION

June 2014 On the morning of Friday the 31st of May/13th of June 2014, the Dragoman’s Office of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, notified by the Israeli Police, arrived at the chapel/catacomb of the Holy Spirit on St Sion and witnessed the vandalisms caused again by extreme fanatic activists from the area around David’s Tomb. The aforementioned activists ...

CHAPEL OF PENTECOST ON HOLY SION VIOLATED AND DESECRATED

Jerusalem Patriarchate - June 2014 On the evening of the Sunday of Pentecost, the 26th of May/8th of June 2014, and on the evening of the Monday of the Holy Spirit, the 27th of May/9th of June 2014, extreme Israeli activists from the area of David’s Tomb violated the chapel-catacomb of the Pentecost, which belongs to ...

ILLEGAL ENTRY INTO THE CHAPEL OF ST SION

Jerusalem Patriarchate - February 2014 On the night of Wednesday, the 30th of January/12th of February 2014, students at the Patriarchate’s Hieratical School on the hill of St Sion discovered that the adjacent chapel of the Holy Spirit had been broken into, whilst part of the Altar inside it had been destroyed. This sacrilegious act, the third ...

UNKNOWN PERPETRATORS TRESSPASS ON CHAPEL AND ROOT OUT SAPLINGS AT SCHOOL OF SION

December 2013 The Patriarchate of Jerusalem strongly denounces and categorically condemns the trespassing on the fenced Chapel of the Pentecost and the rooting out of saplings planted around the chapel, committed on Sunday the 9th/22nd of December 2013 by unknown fanatical religious elements, inhabiting the area of the Tomb of David. The chapel of the Pentecost ...

Living in fear: Coptic Christians in Egypt

Dr. Ashraf Ramelah 16/10/2012 As al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri calls for renewed protests against the U.S. and Israel in the wake of reaction to the film about Mohammed, it is the ancient Christian community of Egypt, the Copts, who are in the greatest immediate danger. Ashraf Ramelah, a Coptic leader, describes how Copts are dealing with ...