DOXOLOGY FOR THE 193RD ANNIVERSARY OF 25 MARCH 1821

March- April 2014 - Jerusalem Patriarchate  In the morning of Tuesday, 12th/25th of March 2014, Doxology was held at the Katholikon of the All-holy Church of the Resurrection to commemorate the 193rd anniversary of the 25th of March 1821. Leading the Doxology was His Beatitude Theophilos, our Father and Patriarch ofJerusalem, with co-officiating Hagiotaphite Fathers, Prelates, Priests, monks and deacons, ...

ISRAEL’S CIVIL ADMINISTRATION VISITS JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

March-April 2014 - Jerusalem Patriarchate  On Thursday the 14th/27th of March 2014, the General Military Commander of Israel’s Civil Administration in the occupied territories of Bethlehem, Jericho and Samaria, Mr David Menachem, visited the Patriarchate accompanied by the Military Commander of Bethlehem, Mr Yael, his assistant Mr Yazeed and the Director of the Christian Affairs Department, Mr Sesar Margie. Mr ...

FESTIVITIES AT THE PATRIARCHAL SCHOOL

  March- April 2014 - Jerusalem Patriarchate  At 5.00 pm of Tuesday the 12th/25th of March 2014, a school feast took place on the hill of St Sion School to commemorate the 25th of March 1821. Attending the festivities was His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, accompanied by the Patriarchal Commissioner, the Most Reverend Isychios, Metropolitan of Kapitolias; ...

Antiochian Patriarchate Withdraws from Synaxis after Jerusalem Patriarchate Refuses Mediation

  8/3/14 THIS IS AN UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATION from Notes on Arab Orthodoxy. Arabic original can be found here. Statement issued by the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East With great joy and a clear commitment to ensuring the success of its activities, a delegation from the Patriarchate of Antioch, made up of Their Eminences Metropolitans Saba (Esber) and Siluan (Moussi) and Father ...

CYPRIOT FOREIGN MINISTER VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

Jerusalem Patriarchate February 2014 On the evening of Wednesday the 8th/19th of February 2014, the Cypriot Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, while in Israel for a political visit, visited the Church of the Resurrection and the Patriarchate. Mr Kasoulides was accompanied by his personal associates and by the diplomatic delegates of the Republic of ...

AMERICAN REPRESENTATIVE TO THE MIDDLE EAST, VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

Jerusalem Patriarchate February - 2014 On Monday the 4th/17th of February 2014, Mr Shaun Casey, Special Advisor to Secretary of State John Kerry for Faith-based and Community Initiatives, representative of US President Obama and mediator in the peace negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians, visited the Patriarchate. Mr Casey was received by His Beatitude Theophilos, our Father ...

THE FEAST OF ST SYMEON THE GOD-RECEIVER IN KATAMONAS QUARTER

Jerusalem Patriarchate - 2014 On the Sunday of the Prodigal Son, the 3rd/16th of February 2014, the memory was celebrated of St Symeon the God-receiver, who held in his arms the 40-day-old Lord in the Temple of Solomon, exclaiming: “Lord, now let your servant depart in peace, as you have promised…” The feast was observed in ...

THE FEAST OF THE HYPAPANTE OF THE LORD AT THE HOLY MONASTERY OF SEYDA NAYA

Jerusalem Patriarchate - 2014 On Saturday the 2nd/15th of February 2014, the feast of the Hypapante (Encounter) of the Lord was celebrated at the Convent of Our Lady Seyda Naya which lies opposite the Hanke Mosque in the Christian quarter, in the vicinity of the Patriarchate, home to approximately twenty-five nuns. The Vespers, Matins and Divine Liturgy ...

ILLEGAL ENTRY INTO THE CHAPEL OF ST SION

Jerusalem Patriarchate - February 2014 On the night of Wednesday, the 30th of January/12th of February 2014, students at the Patriarchate’s Hieratical School on the hill of St Sion discovered that the adjacent chapel of the Holy Spirit had been broken into, whilst part of the Altar inside it had been destroyed. This sacrilegious act, the third ...

Residents of the Holy Land should have one states for all, the Jerusalem Patriarchate official believes

Moscow, February 3, Interfax – It will never be possible to establish two states – the Jewish and the Palestinian – in the Holy Land, Archbishop Theodosios of Sebastia believes (the Jerusalem Orthodox Church). “The peace is needed, it isn’t possible to be in war forever. But it is not by chance that negotiations about setting ...

THE FEAST OF ST ANTONY AT THE PATRIARCHATE

Jerusalem Patriarchate On Thursday, the 17th/30th of January 2014, the feast of St Antony the Great was celebrated in the chapel dedicated to him, which lies within the Church and Monastery of St Nikolas,  adjacent to the Patriarchate. The master of ceremonies, Archimandrite f. Porfyrios, and the Assistant Dragoman, Archimandrite f. Athanasios, led the Vespers and the ...

THE FEAST OF THE VENERATION OF THE CHAINS OF THE APOSTLE PETER

Jerusalem Patriarchate - February 2014 On Wednesday, the 16th/29th of January 2014, the feast of the veneration of the chains of the Apostle Peter was celebrated in the chapel dedicated to him within the Holy Monastery of St Nicodemus (of Lentils) in the Praetorium area, in the Old City of Jerusalem. In this chapel in the area ...

THE FEAST OF THE HOLY MONASTERY OF HOZEVA

Jerusalem Patriarchate  On Tuesday the 8th/21st of January 2014, the feast of the Holy Monastery of Hozeva was celebrated. The Monastery is one of the most ancient in Palestine; it lies on the slope of the torrent of Horrath which, passing through Jericho, flows into the Dead Sea. On the footsteps of the first ascetics, Promon, Aias, Zenon and ...

RECENT DECISIONS OF THE HOLY AND SACRED SYNOD

December 2013 Jerusalem Patriarchate The Holy and Sacred Synod, having recently convened under the presidency of His Beatitude Theophilos, our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem, discussed a number of significant issues of the Patriarchate, whereupon it has decided: Firstly, to promote Timotheos, Metropolitan of Bostroi, from his position as head of the reformation of the Exarchy of the ...

Moment of Truth in Jerusalem

 Edmond Y. Azadian - 22/1/13 An eerie silence reigns over the Armenian news media, both in Armenia and in the diaspora, on one of the most crucial issues facing the entire Armenian world. Indeed, the election of a patriarch in Jerusalem is around the corner when the Brotherhood of St. James convenes on January 23. We cannot lull ourselves into ...

HIS BEATITUDE ADDRESS TO THE PRESIDENT OF ISRAEL & MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT

29/12/2011 Jerusalem Patriarchate Mr. President, Honorable Ministers, Members of Parliament, Your Eminences, Dear Reverend Fathers, Distinguished Guests, ”For the sake of my relatives and friends I will say, ‘Peace be within you”. ( Ps. 121:8) We greet you, Your Excellency, and all gathered here, in this festive season. Our purpose is to celebrate the heavenly gift of peace that ...

13th cent Armenian miniatures returned to Jerusalem Patriarchate

Repatriated miniatures depicting St. Mark and Holy Ascension of Christ were missing for over a century. Courtesy images

Vrej Nersessian 23/11/2011 LONDON - The era of the Armenian Cilician Kingdom, between the twelfth and the fourteenth centuries, marks the golden age of Armenian manuscript illumination. In the first half of the thirteenth century the most beautiful and sumptuous manuscripts were copied and illuminated under royal patronage by the most famous Armenian artist Toros Roslin. Armenian manuscript ...

A GROUP OF 77 DIRECTORS OF TOURIST AGENCIES FROM RUSSIA VISITS THE PATRIARCHATE

1/11/2011 Jerusalem Patriarchate On Tuesday, October 19th/ November 1st 2011, 77 pilgrims, directors of tourist agencies in Russia led by the former General Director of the Ministry of Tourism of Israel Mr. Rafi Ben Hur, visited the Patriarchate. Mr. Ben Hur explained to His Beatitude his personally taken initiative to organize pilgrimage tours from Russia to ...

The Orthodox Theological Faculty from Munich visits The Jerusalem Patriarchate

18/10/2011 On Saturday September 25th /October 9th 2011 the Orthodox Theological School of Munich consisting of its students and several accompanying pilgrims led by His Grace Bishop Remezianis Andreas of the Serbian Patriarchate and the Bishop of Stuttgart Agapitos of the Russian church of Dispersion as well as the Professor of the Faculty Mr. Athanasios Vletsis, ...

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem Has Severed Communion With the Patriarchate of Romania

10/5/2011 The Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem met on Monday 9 May 2011 regarding the resolution of the anti-canonical actions of the Patriarchate of Romania, which has built a church and hostel in Jericho without their permission. The Holy Synod of Jerusalem, after an in-depth investigation, regretably decided to sever communion with the Patriarchate of ...

A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE MOCKERY OF SACRED PERSONS AND SYMBOLS OF RELIGIONS

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem has condemned, through its representative in Nazareth, the offensive expressions and stances towards the Person of Jesus Christ and the Most Holy Theotokos, as well as the re-broadcasting thereof by the Television Network 10 of Israel, in one of its satirical programs.Pursuant to the above, the Holy and Sacred Synod ...