Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem and the Armenian Patriarch Nourhan Manougian of Jerusalem led Orthodox Holy Fire Ceremony 2014

OCP News Service- 19/4/14 Click here to watch video: Jerusalem: The great and holy miracle of Orthodox Christianity has the holy fire has appeared at the  Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The Holy fire procession was lead by His Beatitude Theophilos III the Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine who was also ...

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 ...

82nd Dukhrono of St. Ignatius Elias III concluded at Manjinikkara Monastery

Syriac Orthodox Church in India - 8/2/14 His Beatitude the Catholicos Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I, the Metropolitan  Trustee & head of the Malankara Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church inaugurated the  Public meeting of Pilgrims (Theerthadaka sangamam) held at the premises of the Monastery Cahtedral. Thousands of pligrims from different part of the world took part in Divine Liturgy ...

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Delegates to visit India

Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch and All East Syriac Orthodox Church in India - January 2014 Visit website of the Church: The delegates will visit Malankara (Kerala) to participate in the 82nd Dukhrono (Memorial feast) of St. Ignatius Elias III, the Patriarch whose mortals remains are palced at Mor Ignatios Dayro(Monastery). St. Elias III is the only Patriarch of ...

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa attends Orthodox Nativity Liturgy at Bethlehem

8/1/14 Nation.Ik President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited the birth place of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem yesterday and attended the Liturgy of the Christmas Eve at the Church of the Nativity. First Lady Shiranthi Wickremasinghe Rajapaksa and Palestinian President Dr. Mahmoud Abbas also attended the Liturgy along with the Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III. The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem ...

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 ...

Bombs planted in confessional box of Syrian church

Colin Freeman - 17/10/13 Patriarch Gregorios III, Syria's most senior Christian leader, says bombs were   found at ancient Cathedral of Constantine and Helen in rebel-held town of   Yabroud. Bombs have been planted in the confessional box of one of the world's oldest   churches in a Syrian   town hailed as the country's last remaining centre of religious tolerance,   ...

City of Seven Hills, Ohio Designates Pope Shenouda III Street

26/6/13 Bishoy M. Mikhail (Seven Hills, OH) - St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church of Seven Hills held a ceremony on Sunday, June 23, 2013, to dedicate the honorary street designation of Pope Shenouda III Street and Pope Shenouda III Museum. Because of his connection to Archpriest Fr. Mikhail Edward Mikhail and St. Mark’s, the Cities of Seven ...

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 ...

Nikolic Met With Patriarch Theophilus III

Maja Radojcic | E-Mail: maja@inserbia.info  3/5/13 Theophilus III welcomed the Serbian president, as he put it, both as a political leader and as a pilgrim, adding that he knows that Kosovo is “Serbia’s Jerusalem” and that he is aware of the suffering the Serbian people are going through. “I want to thank you for everything you are doing for the ...

Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilus III To Visit Ukraine On April 23-24

20/4/13 Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilus III intends to visit Ukraine to take part in an international conference "Kyiv inter-confessional forum" on April 23-24. Ukrainian News learned this from a statement by the press service of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate. Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilus III expressed his desire to visit Ukraine in a phone conversation with ...

Egypt’s coptic church commemorates late Pope Shenouda

Ahram Online - 9/3/13 Egypt's church remembers late Pope Shenouda with three days celebration.Pope Tawadros II announced on Saturday that three days of celebrations will be held to commemorate the first anniversary of the late Pope Shenouda III, beginning on Friday. Pope Shenouda III, who was the head of the Coptic Orthodox church for 40 years, passed ...

Patriarch John X of Antioch’s enthronement celebrations in Beirut

February 17, 2013 – the Russian Orthodox Church’s delegation led by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, took part in the celebrations on the occasion of the enthronement of His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of the Great Antioch of All the East. The celebrations began with the Divine ...

Eighty First Dukhrono of St. Ignatius Elias III concluded at Manjinikkara Monastery

Syriac Orthodox Church in India 13/2/13 Kerala: The Monastert officials gave a warm traditional reception to the pilgrims arrived from all over Kerala under the leadership of H.E. Kuriakose Mor Severios and H.E. Geevarghese Mor Coorilose at Omallur Cross Junction and lead them to the Holy tomb of St.Ignatios Elias III. His Beatitude the Catholicos Aboon Mor Baselios ...

H.B. ADDRESS TO THE PRESIDENT OF ISRAEL & MEMBERS OF THE GOVERMENT IN THE OCCASION OF THE NEW YEAR

Mr President, Honourable Ministers, Members of Parliament, Your Eminences, Dear Reverend Fathers, Distinguished Guests, “If any of you are qualified to be enrolled in our bodyguard, let them be enrolled, and let there be peace among us, (1 Mac. 13:40) At the turn of the year, we greet you warmly in this season of renewal and hope, and we thank you for ...

Historical Coincidences of the Names of the Popes of Alexandria

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    Varghese John Thottapuzha - OCP Associate 31/12/12 It is interesting to note that the present Popes of the Coptic Orthodox Church and Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria share the same names. In fact, this aspect was highlighted in a fraternal way in the congratulatory note of the latter to the former at the time of the enthronement ...

Jerusalem Meets Russian Patriarch Kirill

10/11/2012 JERUSALEM, November 10 (RIA Novosti) - The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, who arrived in Jerusalem on Friday, was accompanied by a solemn procession of clerics and laypeople on his way from the Jaffa Gate to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre inside the Old City. Thousands of ...

Egypt’s Coptic church chooses new pope

  4/11/2012 CAIRO—Egypt's ancient Coptic Christian church chose a new pope in an elaborate Sunday ceremony meant to invoke the will of God, in which a blindfolded boy drew the name of the next patriarch from a crystal chalice. Bishop Tawadros, 59, an aide to the acting pope, was selected to become Pope Tawadros II, replacing the charismatic ...

Church of Holy Sepulchre bank account frozen over £1.5m water bill

Harriet Sherwood in Jerusalem 3/11/2012 Standoff over unpaid water bill could result in closure of revered church believed to be site of Jesus's crucifixion and burial. One of the most venerated sites in the Christian faith, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus is believed to have been crucified, buried and resurrected, is facing a financial crisis over ...

Street named after Coptic Pope Shenouda III in Jersey City

Charles Hack/The Jersey Journal 22/10/2012 Hundreds of Coptic Christians crowded the intersection of Bergen Avenue and Vroom Street in Jersey City yesterday afternoon, to witness the unveiling of a street sign in honor of Pope Shenouda III. Among those attending the ceremony to rename the intersection Pope Shenouda III Way were U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, Jersey ...