by Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE on July 4, 2018

in Featured, Featured News, News

The Jerusalem Patriarchate – July 2018

On Wednesday June 14/27, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of the Holy Prophet Elisseus at the Holy Monastery bearing his name in Jericho. The Holy Monastery is dedicated to Prophet Elisseus, who was Prophet Elias’ disciple and it is located at the town centre, where there is also the sycamore tree Zaccheaus the publican climbed in order to see the Lord. Prophet Elisseus worked miracles in the town of Jericho such as the turning of the bitter water into drinking water in the spring that lies at the foot of the Sarantarion Mount.

At this Holy Church, Vespers was held in the evening and the Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the morning of the feast, led by the Most Reverend Metropolitan Joachim of Helenoupolis, with co-celebrant Hagiotaphite Hieromonks, Archimandrites Ignatios and Chrysostom and Deacons. The Services were attended by members of the Arab-speaking Congregation of Jericho and pilgrims.

At the end of the Divine Liturgy there was a special prayer for the grapes, followed by a reception and a festal meal at the hegoumeneion. His Eminence praised the Hegoumen Archimandrite Philoumenos from Patra for the renovating work at the dome and other parts of the building of the Holy Monastery of Prophet Elisseus.

From Secretariat-General



{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post:

  • Buy the new book from the house of OCP:

    The Orthodox Dilemma

    Paperback – April 16, 2016
    by George Alexander

    The Orthodox Dilemma consists of personal reflections on global Pan-Orthodox Christian Unity. The work focuses on the need for establishing sacramental communion between the Eastern, Oriental and other families of Orthodox Churches. The author calls to create a common conciliar platform for Orthodox Churches and to establish dialogues between Eastern, Oriental, Old Believes, Old Calendar, Non-canonical, Unrecognized and New Generation Orthodox Churches.The major aim of the work is to provide different and unique aspects of Pan-Orthodox Christian Unity.The book also sheds light on problems, challenges and scope of inter-orthodox dialogue. This may be the first book of its kind to call for the creation of a global platform for all Orthodox Christians.The book tries to provide unique aspects of Orthodox Christianity.The work is a combination of personal thoughts of the author, history, contemporary Orthodoxy, dialogue and Pan-Orthodox Christian approach.

    Buy now: