Iraqi Assyrian Bishop: ISIS Drove Us to Unity

  AINA- 28/5/16 (AINA) -- Archbishop Nicodemus Sharaf Daoud, the Syriac-Orthodox Bishop of Mosul, visited France and Belgium from May 19-24. The visit was organized by SOS Chretiens d'Orient. The Archbishop gave a series of lectures on the situation of Assyrians (also known as Chaldeans and Syriacs) in Iraq. He and his congregation were forced into exile to ...

Statement from the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate on the Status of Archbishop Mor Severius Malke Mourad

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - April 2016 Statement Issued by the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East April 10, 2016 – Damascus, SYRIA The Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East confirms that His Eminence Archbishop Mor Severius Malke Mourad is the Patriarchal Vicar in Jerusalem, Jordan and the Holy Land, since 1996 and continues ...

THE NAME DAY OF H.B. THEOPHILOS -PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM

Jerusalem Patriarchate - March 2016 On Tuesday, the 9th/22nd of March 2016, the Name Day of H.B. Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, was celebrated in commemoration of St Theophilos, one of the Holy Martyrs who had suffered a martyr’s death in the year 320 AD, during the reign of Licinius, in Lake Sebaste, Pontus. A’ Vespers The feast began ...

HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM ADDRESSES EVENT ORGANIZED BY UCLAN UNIVERSITY FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES

December 2015 On Wednesday the 18th of November/2nd of December 2015, UCLAN University hosted a humanitarian event with the aim of providing financial aid to Syrian refugees. The event was held at the University’s Hall of Events. His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, was invited by Mr Floros Voniatis, President of the University’s Board, to participate in ...

Venerable Parascheva (Petka)

Commemorated October 14/27 This glorious saint was of Serbian descent, and was born in the town of Epivat between Selymbria and Constantinople. St. Parasceva's parents were wealthy, devout Christians. They also had a son, Euthymius, who was tonsured a monk during his parents' lifetime, and later became the famous Bishop of Madytos. The virgin Parasceva always ...

PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM DECORATES MESSRS. FRANK FEIGENBAUM AND MARIOS PAPADOPOULOS

On the morning of Thursday, the 18th of September/1st of October 2015, Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem conferred the medal of Minor Crusader of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher upon Mr Marios Papadopoulos and Mr Frank Feigenbaum. This honour was awarded in recognition of the two men’s interest in the Patriarchate, especially the financial ...

19TH ANNIVERSARY OF ORTHODOX COMMUNITY IN FHES – JORDAN

September - October 2015 On the evening of Tuesday, the 16th/29th of September 2015, the Greek Orthodox Arabic-speaking Community of Fhes, Jordan, celebrated its 19thanniversary. The city of Fhes is a suburb of Amman, Jordan, inhabited by Christians, mostly Orthodox, known for their assiduousness and development. A church dedicated to St George the Great Martyr is maintained by ...

THE ACADEMIC EXCHANGE (AE) OF THE YITZHAK RABIN CENTER VISITS THE PATRIARCHATE

On Friday the 1st/14th of August 2015, representatives of the Academic Exchange (AE) initiative of the Yitzhak Rabin Center in Israel (founded in memory of the Israeli President, assassinated for his pacifist convictions) visited the Patriarchate. They were welcomed by Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem, who responded to their invitation (posted at http://www.jp-newsgate.net/en/2015/08/14/16319 ) to talk about ...

Metropolitan Saba Esber Responds to the Patriarchate of Jerusalem’s Statement

18/07/15 Arabic original here. English translation taken from the Patriarchate of Antioch's facebook page here. This is in response to the statement issued by the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, which can be read here. Also Read THE POSITION OF THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM ON THE INTERRUPTION OF COMMUNION BY THE PATRIARCHATE OF ANTIOCH: Carol Saba on the Rupture of Communion ...

THE FEAST OF ELISHA THE PROPHET IN JERICHO

On Saturday, the 14th/27th of June 2015, the Patriarchate observed the memory of the prophet Elisha in Jericho, at the Monastery dedicated to his name, on the site of the sycamore fig-tree where Zacchaeus had climbed to see Christ (Luke 19, 1-10). The Monastery is dedicated to Elisha because Jericho was the prophet’s main area of ...

ACERO Provides Medical Assistance to the Needy in Jordan

June 2015- The Assyrian Church of the East Relief Organization **MEDICAL AID FOR 60 PERSONS IN JORDAN*** ACERO has continued its ongoing program of financial and medical aid to externally displaced Assyrians in Amman, Jordan. On this occasion, ACERO provided financial aid to 60 displaced persons with severe disabilities and long-term illnesses. This aid was provided specifically for ...

Synaxarion for Lazarus Saturday

April 2015 On this day, the Saturday before Palm Sunday, we celebrate the fourth-day raising from the dead of Lazarus, the righteous friend of Christ. Lazarus[1] was a Hebrew, of the sect of the Pharisees and, as far as is known, he was the son of Simon the Pharisee, who dwelt in the village of Bethany. He ...

FEAST OF ABBA GERASIMUS OF THE JORDAN

On Tuesday, the 4th/17th March of 2015, the Patriarchate observed the memory of Hosios Gerasimus of the Jordan at the Monastery founded by him during the 5th c. AD, in the desert of the West Bank of the Jordan River. The Monastery was founded by Abba Gerasimus on the Holy Land, after he had led an ...

THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM MEETS WITH ADVISORY COMMITTEE IN JORDAN

On the afternoon of Friday, the 24th of January/6th of February 2015, Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem met with approximately twenty members of the Executive Committee of the recently appointed Advisory Committee in Amman, Jordan. The Patriarch was accompanied by Metropolitan Isychios of Kapitolias, Patriarchal Commissioner; Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, Elder Secretary-General; Archbishop Philoumenos of Pella, ...

Ambassador Of Jordan On An Introductory Visit To The Romanian Patriarchate

On 28 January 2015, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church received at the Patriarchal Residence the introductory visit of His Excellency Mr Saker Makkawi, Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Bucharest. The Ambassador thanked for reception and appreciated the important role of the religious cults in the promotion of the inter-religious ...

Statement of the Arab Orthodox Youth in Jordan and Palestine and the Orthodox Society

December 2014 On December 15, 2014, the Arab Orthodox Youth learned that the so-called "Holy" Synod of the Eastern Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem decided at its meeting that day under the presidency of His Eminence Theophilos, Archbishop of Tabor and so-called "Patriarch" to punish the Reverend Archimandrite Chrisophoros, abbot and spiritual father of the Monastery of ...

Patriarch John X of Antioch ordained the new Bishop Kais of Antrum

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  On 24th morning, during the Divine Liturgy, His Beatitude Patriarch John of Antioch and all East, celebrated the Consecration of the new Bishop Kais who was elected by the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Antioch on October 8. The new Bishop comes from Jordan and he will serve Christians who speak Arabic. Source:

JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE OPENS NEW MODEL NURSERY SCHOOL IN FHES – JORDAN

November 2014 A model Nursery School, belonging to the Orthodox Schools Complex of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, now operates in the Christian town of Fhes near Amman, Jordan. The school project, which takes up an area of 1.300 m2, began with the wishes and blessings of His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of Jerusalem, on April 2014, and ...

New Armenian Orthodox Baptismal Church to be Consecrated on the banks of Jordan River

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Dept. of Press and Information The Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem 28/10/14 Armenian Quarter - Jerusalem: At the end of this month, at the river Jordan bank in Jordan, the Armenian Baptismal Church of St. Garabed will be consecrated. His Majesty King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan donated property for the Church to the Armenian Apostolic Patriarchate ...

Another Protest by Jordanian Orthodox in Support of Archimandrite Christophoros

Jordan - 14/10/14 For the second week in a row, large numbers from the Arab Orthodox Church have demonstrated in rejection of the policy followed by the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate at the Monastery of Our Lady The Virgin Mary The Life-Giving Spring in Dibbeen, renewing their absolute support for the Arab Archimandrite Christophoros Atallah and affirming their position ...

Further Protests in Jordan as the Patriarchate of Jerusalem Attempts to Remove Archimandrite Chistophoros

5/10/14 Amman: On October 3, 2014 the children of the Arab Orthodox Church at the Monastery of the Virgin of the Life-Giving Spring in Dibbeen, in extremely large numbers estimated at more than one thousand people, including the elderly, men, women and children who reiterated their support for the living conscience of the Church, the Arab ...