The Jerusalem Patriarchate – July 2016

Before noon on Thursday, the 8th/21st of July 2016, a presentation was made of the ongoing restoration works on the Aedicula of the Holy Sepulchre, in accordance with a study conducted by the Interdisciplinary Team of the National Technical University of Athens.

The presentation was made by Professor Antonia Moropoulou for the members of the Steering Committee in the presence of H.B. Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, the Custodian of the Holy Land, f. Francesco, and his attendants, fathers Makora and Sergios, and the representatives of the Armenian Patriarchate in Jerusalem, fathers Samuel and Curion. To the members of the Committee and the Representatives of the three Major Communities, Ms Moropoulou presented on screen all the aspects of the work completed so far as well as the scheduled restoration works based on the designated scientific methods and compatible restoration materials.

Of special interest was the presentation of the findings revealed by the removal of marble stones as well as the tackling of problems pointed out through scientific documentation and appraisal on behalf of the NTUA’s Interdisciplinary Team.

In the second part of the presentation, the project’s manager, Mr Nikolaos Moropoulos, set out the donations made so far towards covering the restoration’s cost, and the sum required for the completion of works, scheduled to take place during Easter 2017. On the conclusion of the presentation, His Beatitude, accompanied by the Custodian and his attendants, and the Armenian Patriarchate’s representatives, convened at the Project Owners Committee, where He addressed participants in English, see link: http://www/

To see the complete presentation of restoration works on the Aedicula of the Holy Sepulchre, please press here.

With the blessings and unanimity of the three Christian Communities, the project carries on.

From the Secretariat-General