THE FEAST OF PROPHET ELIAS IN MA’ALUL

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - August 2016 On Sunday, the 18th/31st of July 2016, the feast of the Prophet Elias was observed belatedly at the Church dedicated to his name in Ma’alul, near Nazareth. This particular church had been a centre of worship for the Orthodox Arabic-speaking Community of the Patriarchate, abandoned after the 1948 events and ...

THE FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2015)

On Wednesday the 6th/19th of August 2015, the Patriarchate observed the feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ in commemoration of the event cited by the Evangelists (Matthew 17, 1-8), namely that the Lord took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up Mount Tabor. There He was ...

PASTORAL VISIT OF H.B. THEOPHILOS – PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM TO JORDAN

May- June 2015 On Monday, the 12th/24th of May 2015, Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem, accompanied by Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, and Archimandrite Ieronymus, Hegoumen at Fhes, paid a pastoral visit to Jordan, lying within the church jurisdiction of the Patriarchate. His Beatitude was welcomed by priests of the Patriarchate’s parishes in Jordan and personalities of the Greek ...