MESSAGE BY H.B. THEOPHILOS, PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM, ON THE OCCASION OF EASTER 2016

Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 24/04/2016 In the Holy City of Jerusalem, EASTER 2016   THEOPHILOS III By the grace of God Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine of all the congregation of the Church, grace and mercy and peace from the Holy Sepulchre of the Resurrected Christ.   “Hail, O Holy Sion, mother of Churches, dwelling of God; For you ...

EASTER MESSAGE OF HIS BEATITUDE PATRIARCH THEOPHILOS OF JERUSALEM

April 2015 THEOPHILOS III By God’s Mercy Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine, to the entire flock of the Church in grace and mercy and peace from the All-holy and Life-giving Sepulcher of the Resurrected Christ. “Christ rose from the dead, the commencement of the departed, the First-Born of creation and Creator of all events renovating in Him ...

THE NAME DAY OF HIS BEATITUDE THEOPHILOS – PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM

March 2015 On Saturday the 8th/21st of March 2015, the Name Day of Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem was observed one day earlier than usual, on the commemoration of the Holy Forty Martyrs who had suffered a martyr’s death in Lake Sebaste of Caesarea, Pontus. The feast was observed as a Small Parrhesia. A’ Vespers The feast began on ...

HIS BEATITUDE PATRIARCH THEOPHILOS OF JERUSALEM ADDRESSES THE KING OF JORDAN IN KARAK

On Wednesday, the 11th/24th of December 2014, the king of Jordan visited the historical city of Karak (ancient Kyriakoupolis) in South Jordan, to meet with subjects of his kingdom, Muslims and Christians alike, on the occasion of Christmas. Today, the city numbers approximately 10.000 inhabitants, whereas the overall Governorate of Karak has a population of 100.000, ...

MESSAGE OF PATRIARCH THEOPHILOS III OF JERUSALEM ON CHRISTMAS 2014

Monday, 22 December 2014. Today the angels in the sky dance and rejoice. And the whole universe delights in the birth of the Lord and Saviour in Bethlehem. Because every fallacy of idols now ceases and Christ shall rule for all time. (Nativity Verses for Christmas Procession) The Orthodox Church of Christ celebrates, today and for all ...

PATRIARCH THEOPHILOS III GREETINGS AT THE RECEPTION GIVEN BY DR UZI LANDAU & MR AMIR HALEVI AT THE MERCAZSHIMSHCN- BEIT SHMUEL

December 2014 Dr Landau, Mr. Halevi, Your Beatitudes, Your Eminences, Your Graces, Beloved Leaders of the Jewish and Muslim Communities of Jerusalem, Distinguished Civic Leaders, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is an honor for us to address this gathering during this holiday season on behalf of the Christian communities of the Holy Land, and we thank you, Dr Landau and MrHalevi, for bringing us together ...

THE COUNTRY OF HUNGARY DECORATES HIS BEATITUDE THEOPHILOS – PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM

On Wednesday, the 19th of November, 2nd of December 2014, Mr Zsolt Semjén, Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary, visited the Patriarchate accompanied by Mr Geza Mihályi, Hungarian Representative in Ramallah, and former Ambassador, Mr Csaba Czibere, Director General of the Middle East and North Africa Department. His Excellency the Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary conveyed to ...

NINTH ANNIVESSARY OF THE ENTHRONEMENT OF PATRIARCH THEOPHILOS OF JERUSALEM

On the 9th/22nd of November 2014, the feast day of our Father, Nektarios of Aegina, the Patriarchate of Jerusalem celebrated the ninth anniversary of the election and enthronement of its Leader, His Beatitude Theophilos, our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem. To commemorate the event, Doxology was made at the katholikon  of the Church of the Resurrection, ...

HIS BEATITUDE THEOPHILOS, PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM LEADS THE DIVINE LITURGY AT ST GEORGE THE NEW

On Sunday, the 13th/26th of October 2014, H.B. Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem led the divine Liturgy at the church of St George the New, which was consecrated on the 29th of June 1707 by the late Patriarch Chrysanthos of Jerusalem. Concelebrating with His Beatitude was the Very Reverend Bishop Siluan, representative of the Patriarchate of ...

THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM CONDEMN PROCLAMATIONS AGAINST CHRISTIANS IN IRAQ

July 2014 The Patriarchate of Jerusalem is alarmed upon hearing the horrifying statement issued by the Islamic State group, telling Christian communities in the Iraqi city of Mosul that they must convert to Islam, pay a jiziya tax, or give up all their possessions and leave the city, otherwise face imminent execution. The inhumane statement is contrary ...

SPEECH AT THE ASSEMBLY OF THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCHES AT THE BAPTISM SITE BETHANY BEYOND THE JORDAN

Jordan, 27 May 2014 Your Royal Highness Your Beatitudes, Your Eminences, Your Graces, Beloved Monastics, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is our distinct honor and our great privilege to welcome you all to this Holy Site on this historic occasion. Never before have so many hierarchs of the Orthodox Church throughout the world gathered here at the site of the ...

NAME DAY OF HIS BEATITUDE THEOPHILOS III – PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM

March 2014 On Sunday the 3rd/16th of March 2014, Second Sunday of the Fasting Period, the Name Day of His Beatitude Theophilos, our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem was celebrated by postponement. The 9th of March commemorates St Theophilos, one of the Holy Forty who suffered a martyr’s death in the year 320 AD during the ...

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLIEST BEATITUDE, THEOPHILOS III, PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM, CHRISTMAS 2013

December 2013 Behold the Virgin, begetting God in flesh, in the city of Bethlehem, inside the Cavern, the entire universe has been enriched, rejoice and dance, associate with servants - for the Lord has come near everyone. (Matins Oikos 20, December) The one, holy, catholic and apostolic Orthodox Church of Christ, across the world, celebrates today a miraculous and sublime event which transcends ...

EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ENTHRONEMENT OF PATRIARCH THEOPHILOS OF JERUSALEM

On Friday the 9th/22nd of November 2013, the eighth anniversary of His Beatitude Theophilos, our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem, was celebrated by the Patriarchate. On the occasion of the anniversary, a Doxology service was held in the All-Holy Church of the Resurrection. His Beatitude led the service with co-officiating Hagiotaphite Prelates, Hieromonks and Presbyters of our ...

PASCHAL GREETING TO H.B. NOURHAN MANOUGIAN, ARMENIAN PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM

Holy City of Jerusalem, 8 May 2013   Your Beatitude, Your Eminences, Reverend Fathers, Dear Members of the Brotherhood of Saint James,   “It is the day of the Resurrection. Let us shine brightly for the festival, and also embrace one another-And thus let us cry aloud, Christ  is risen from the dead; by death he has trampled death, and to those in the tombs ...

ADDRESS OF WELCOME TO THE HEADS OF CHURCHES ON THE OCCASION OF THEIR PASCHAL VISIT

Holy City of Jerusalem, 7 May 2013 Your Beatitudes, Your Eminences, Your Graces, Dear Fathers, Beloved Members of our Respective Brotherhoods, Christ is risen! He is risen indeed? Al-Masiach qam! Hakken qam! We welcome you today with the Paschal greeting that echoes down the ages and is the great affirmation of the victory of God over our human death. This is the ...

H.B. THEOPHILOS III PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM VISITED AL-ZAITARI REFUGEE CAMP IN JORDAN

On Monday, August 6, 2012, His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all of Palestine and Jordan, and President of the Middle East Council of Churches for the Orthodox Family, expressed his concern for and acted out of what he called a ”moral duty” by making a ...

GRANTING OF THE NATIONAL DECORATION OF THE ORDER OF “MANUEL AMADOR GUERRERO” IN THE TRADE OF GREAT CROSS TO H.B. THEOPHILOS III PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM

Holy City of Jerusalem, 27 of June 2012 Granting of the National Decoration of the Order of “Manuel Amador Guerrero” in the grade of “Great Cross” to His Most Godly Beatitude, the Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine, Syria, Arabia, beyond the Jordan River, Cana of Galilee, and Holy Zion, THEOPHILUS III “Good Morning, ...

H.B. THEOPHILOS III PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM IS DECORATED BY THE REPUBLIC OF PANAMA

Holy City of Jerusalem, 27 of June 2012. [UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATION] DECREE NUMBER 194 of 1 June 2012 by which is granted the National Decoration of the Order of “MANUEL AMADOR GUERRERO”, created by Law 22 of 29 October 1953. THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC using his legal powers, CONSIDERING: FIRST: His Most Godly Beatitude, the Patriarch of the Holy ...

REMARKS AT A DINNER GIVEN BY THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM

11/2/2012 Jerusalem Patriarchate Your Excellency, Mr. Ambassador, Your Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos Respected Members of the Staff of the Mission, Your Eminences, Ladies and Gentlemen, We bring you the greetings of the Church of Jerusalem and the Rum Orthodox Patriarchate, which by Divine Providence extends its pastoral mission throughout all Palestine. We are honoured to be here on our official visit – ...

SPEECH TO THE MAYOR AND THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT OF JERUSALEM

Holy City of Jerusalem, 24 January 2012 Your Excellency, Mr Mayor, Honorable Members of the Municipal Authority, Your Eminences, Distinguished Guests, We greet you with joy and hope as we begin this New Year. We are honored to be amongst our fellow Jerusalemites and on behalf of the Christian Churches, the communities of Jerusalem and all people of faith ...