Holy Monastery of Saint John the Baptist Upgraded to a Shrine

OCP News Service - 25/5/21 Jerusalem-Holy Land: The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Jerusalem Patriarchate held on 24th May 20201, has decided to upgrade the Holy Monastery of Saint John the Baptist to a shrine by the name 'Pilgrimage Holy Monastery of Theophany'. This monastery is located on the East Bank of the Jordan River Source: OCP News ...

Chilandar Monastery Awarded a Scholarship to Biljana Cekic – Dara of Jasenovac

Church of Serbia - 12/3/21 With the blessing of the abbot of the Holy Monastery of Chilandar, Archimandrite Metodije, Biljana Cekic, who revived the character of little Dara of Jasenovac in front of the movie cameras, was awarded a scholarship which she will be receiving until the end of her schooling. The scholarship was handed over by the ...

Celebration of the Feast of Saint Bartholomew the Apostle

Church of Serbia News Service - July 2018 In commemoration of the Feast of Bartholomew the Holy Apostle, patron saint of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, His All-Holiness presided over Great Vespers at the Holy Monastery of Zoodochos Peghe in Baloukli on the evening of Sunday, June 10, 2018, as well as the Divine Liturgy at the Venerable ...

THE FEAST OF SAINT ONUPHRIOS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate  - 27/6/18 On Monday, June 12/25, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of our Father among the Saints Onuphrios of Egypt, at the his Holy Monastery which is located at a short distance from the Biblical Siloam pool in East Jerusalem. This district is also named “The potter’s field”, because it on the field that ...

NEW VIOLATION OF THE HOLY ZION CHAPEL

 The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 7/5/18 On Mid-Pentecost Wednesday, April 19/May 2, 2018, radical fanatics from the Yesiva Synagogue by David’s Tomb violated the railing and wire mesh of the chapel-catacomb at the outdoor area of the Holy Monastery of the Holy Trinity and the Priest School of Zion of the Patriarchate, and entered illegally, refusing ...

COMPLETION OF THE RESTORATION PROJECT AT THE MONASTERY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST BY THE RIVER JORDAN

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 24/4/18 On Tuesday April 4/17, 2018, there was a ceremony at the Holy Monastery of St. John the Baptist, by the West Bank of the River Jordan, on the occasion of the completion of the restoration project, after the damage the Monastery suffered during the six-day war in 1967. The restoration project of the ...

THE PALM TREE BRANCHES PROCESSION FROM BET-FAGHE – JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 2/4/18 On Lazarus Saturday afternoon (18.00), March 18/31, 2018, H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos blessed the palm tree branches at the Holy Monastery of Bet-Faghe. Then the traditional – since the first Christian years – palm tree branches procession  began from this Monastery, led by the Most Reverend Archbishop Theophanes ...

THE CELEBRATION OF LAZARUS’ RESURRECTION AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 2/4/18 On Saturday March 18/31, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of the rising from the dead of Holy and Righteous Lazarus by the Lord. Lazarus was the Lord’s friend according to the narrative of St. John the Evangelist (John 11:1-46), by which the Lord resurrected Lazarus, whom He loved dearly, and He ...

THE FEAST OF ST. GERASIMUS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 20/3/18 On Saturday March 4/17, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of St. Gerasimus of the Jordan at his Holy Monastery in the valley of Jordan on the west bank of the river near Jericho. Having arrived in the Holy Land from his country, Asia Minor in the middle of the 5th century, ...

THE BOILED WHEAT MIRACLE BY ST. THEODOROS TYRON AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 25/2/18 On Saturday February 11/24, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of the boiled wheat miracle by St. Theodoros Tyron the Great Martyr, who martyred at the reing of Maximian and Maximinus in 297 A.D. On this Feast, the Church commemorates the appearance of St. Theodoros Tyron to the Archbishop Eudoxios of Constantinople in ...

THE FEAST OF ST. SIMEON THE GOD-RECEIVER AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (KATAMON 2018)

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 20/2/18 On Friday February 3/16, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of St. Simeon the God-receiver, who held in his holy arms our Lord Who was brought to the Temple according to the Law when He was forty days old. The feast was held at the Holy Monastery of St. Simeon where his ...

THE FEAST OF ST. EUTHYMIOS THE GREAT AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

Jerusalem Patriarchate - 12/2/18 The commemoration of our Holy Father among the Saints Euthymios the Great was celebrated by the Patriarchate on Friday January 20/February 2, 2018, at the Holy Monastery dedicated to his name next to the Holy Monastery of Panagia Sayda Naya at the Christian Quarter, at a short distance from the Patriarchate. St. Euthymios came ...

THE HOLY MONASTERY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST ON THE JORDAN RIVERBANK REOPENED

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem  - 29/1/18 It is announced that the historic Holy Monastery of St. John the Baptist in the Bethabara area, east of Jericho, on the west bank of the river Jordan will be reopened as an Orthodox Shrine of the Jerusalem Patriarchate from next Monday January 16/29, 2018. According to the tradition of the Gospel ...

THE FEAST OF ST. THEODOSIUS THE CENOBIARCH

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 29/1/18 On Wednesday, January 11/24, 2018, the Patriarchate commemorated our Father among the Saints Theodosius at the Holy Monastery founded by him in the 5thcentury A.D. in the desert of Judea, between Beit Sahour and the Holy Monastery of St. Savvas the Sanctified. Having come from his hometown Cappadocia to the Holy ...

THE FEAST OF ST. MODESTOS PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 3/1/18 The commemoration of our Father among the Saints Modestos Patriarch of Jerusalem was observed by the Patriarchate on Monday December 19, 2017/ January 1, 2018. The Feast took place at the Holy Monastery dedicated to his honour, also known as Abu-Tor, at the hill which is separated from the Holy Zion hill ...

THE FEAST OF ST. ANNA’S CONCEPTION (2017)

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem  - 27/12/17 The feast of St. Anna’s conception was celebrated by the Patriarchate was celebrated by the Patriarchate on Friday December 9/22, 2017. On this feast, the Church commemorates the fact that the righteous Joachim and Anna, who lived at the time right between the Old and the New Testament, were barren, ...

THE FEAST OF ST. NIKOLAOS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 25/12/17 The commemoration of our Father among the Saints Nikolaos Bishop of Lycea was celebrated by the Patriarchate on Tuesday December 6/19, 2017. St. Nikolaos was a defender of the doctrine regarding the “same nature” of the Son with the Father in the 1st Ecumenical Synod in Nice in 325 A.D., he is a ...

THE FEAST OF THE SYNAXIS OF THE ARCHANGELS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarachate - 26/11/17 On Tuesday 8th/21st November 2017, there was the celebration of the Synaxis of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel. On this feast the Church commemorates the event that Lucifer and his angels when the latter ones opposed their Creator, Archangels Michael and Gabriel and their Angels fought against them and cried aloud “stand firm ...

REFURBISHMENT OF THE HOLY SHRINE OF SAINTS JOACHIM AND ANNA

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem  - 8/11/17 In September 2017, the refurbishment of the Holy Monastery of Saints Joachim and Anna took place. The monastery is near St. Stephen’s gate. The Hegoumen of the Holy Monastery Archimandrite Meletios from Jerusalem undertook and funded this project with an additional help from noble pilgrims’ donations. The restoration included the Holy ...

A MIRACULOUS HEALING OF THE VARNAKOVA ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

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Orthochristian.com - 5/10/17 A seriously ill man was healed several weeks ago after his wife made a pilgrimage to the Holy Monastery of the Varnakova Panagia in Efpalio Greece, 145 miles west of Athens, from the Greek city of Agrinio, to pray before the monastery’s wonderworking Varnakova Panagia Icon, reports vimaorthodoxias.gr. The wife of the ill man, Mr. Sotiris ...

THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF THEOTOKOS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - September 2017 On Thursday, 8th/21st September 2017, the Patriarchate celebrated the memory of the Nativity of our All-Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary. During this feast, the Church commemorates the fact that the Theotokos was given by God as the fruit of the womb of her childless parents, Joachim and Anna, ...