THE FEAST OF ST GEORGE OBSERVED IN JERUSALEM AND BEIT JALA

Jerusalem On Sunday, the 3rd/16th of November 2014, the translation of the relics of St George the Great Martyr and Trophy Bearer was celebrated mostly in Lydda, and also in the Monasteries dedicated to his name in Jerusalem and in the village of Beit-Jala. Α. In Jerusalem. At St George Monastery, known as St George of the ...

THE FEAST OF ST DEMETRIUS THE MYRRH-BEARER CELEBRATED AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2014)

On Saturday, the 26th of October/8th of November 2014, the feast of St Demetrius the Myrrh-bearer and great martyr was celebrated by the Patriarchate at the ancient chapel connecting the Central Monastery to St Demetrius School. The Very Reverend Isychios, Metropolitan of Kapitolias, Patriarchate Commissioner, led the Vespers and the divine Liturgy on the day of ...

THE FEAST OF ST THEKLA THE PROTOMARTYR OBSERVED AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

October 2014 On Tuesday, the 24th of September/7th of October 2014, the Patriarchate celebrated the memory of St Thekla the Protomartyr, a disciple of the Apostle Paul, at the 16th century Chapel dedicated to her, within the Central Monastery. His Beatitude Theophilos led the Vespers and divine Liturgy for the feast, as the Head Cantor of the ...

ICON OF ST. INNOCENT OF MOSCOW WEEPING MYRRH IN KHABAROVSK

On August 20, 2014, in the house church of the Khabarovsk Theological Seminary, the icon of this educational establishment’s patron-saint, Holy Hierarch Innocent of Moscow (Veniaminov; 1797-1879; a great missionary in Siberia and north America, later Metropolitan of Moscow) , began weeping myrrh, reports the Khabarovsk Diocese’s information department.  The unusual phenomenon was noticed by the ...

THE FEAST OF ST PANTELEIMON THE GREAT MARTYR AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

  August 2014 On Saturday, the 27th of July/9th of August 2014, the Patriarchate commemorated St Panteleimon, the great martyr and healer, in the Church dedicated to him, which lies in the Christian quarter, between the Patriarchate and David’s Gate. The chapel is one of the twenty chapels of the Patriarchate in the Old City. It used to ...

THE FEAST OF ST PROKOPIOS THE GREAT MARTYR AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

July 2014 On Monday, the 8th/21st of July 2014, the feast of the great martyr Prokopios was celebrated at the Patriarchate. Originally a persecutor of Christians, Prokopios went on to preach Christ after believing in a vision. He suffered a martyr’s death in 303 AD, in Caesaria, Palestine. The feast was observed at the chapel dedicated to his ...

INNER FARNE: ST CUTHBERT’S HERMITAGE

  Fr Serafim - 18/7/14 Despite the December look, this is actually July: the great British summer we know and love… The most striking thing about visiting the Farne Islands is how unaware people seem of the Christian history of the area. I simply cannot understand this; regardless of one’s own personal faith, we should be able to recognize ...

NEW VANDALISMS AT GREEK ORTHODOX CHAPEL OF ST SION

June 2014 On the morning of Friday the 31st of May/13th of June 2014, the Dragoman’s Office of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, notified by the Israeli Police, arrived at the chapel/catacomb of the Holy Spirit on St Sion and witnessed the vandalisms caused again by extreme fanatic activists from the area around David’s Tomb. The aforementioned activists ...

THE CHURCHES IN EUROPE WORKING GROUP OF THE ST. PETERSBURG DIALOGUE OF CIVIL SOCIETIES IN RUSSIA AND GERMAN MEET IN ST. PETERSBURG

On June 5, 2014, the Churches in Europe working group of the St. Petersburg Dialogue, a forum of civil societies in Russia and Germany, met in St. Petersburg to discuss the theme “Understanding of Religious Freedom in the Democratic Society”. The Russian Orthodox Church delegation included Archimandrite Philaret (Boulekov), a vice-chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department ...

FESTIVE RECEPTION AT RUSSIA’S GENERAL CONSULATE IN NEW YORK ON THE OCCASION OF 700TH BIRTHDAY OF ST. SERGIUS OF RADONEZH

May 2014 On May 22, 2014, Russia’s general consul in New York Mr. Igor Golubovsky and Archbishop Justinian of Naro-Fominsk, administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, gave an official reception on the occasion of the 700th birthday of St. Sergius of Radonezh. It was the first event in the chain of festive activities to be ...

EXARCHY OF THE HOLY SEPULCHER IN CYPRUS: SERVICES SCHEDULE, MAY 2014

April - May 2014 SCHEDULE OF SERVICES AT THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION AND ST PHILOUMENOS THE HAGIOTAPHITE HOLY MARTYR – MAY 2014. 1/05 THURSDAY, 07.00 ST PANARETOS, BISHOP OF PAPHOS, MATINS AND DIVINE LITURGY. 3/05 SATURDAY, 18.00 VESPERS SERVICE. 4/05 THIRD SUDNAY AFTER EASTER, 07.00 MATINS AND DIVINE LITURGY. 9/05 FRIDAY, 18.00 PRE-INAUGURAL VESPERS SERVICE, THE PATRIARCH OFFICIATING. 10/05 SATURDAY, ...

MONUMENT TO ST. VLADIMIR VANDALIZED IN KIEV

  Kiev - Pravoslavie- 29/4/14 Unidentified vandals have attacked a bas-relief monument to St. Vladimir, the Baptizer of Rus’ and pride of Kievans. The monument was built less than a year ago on the banks of the Dnieper River, where the Slavs of Kievan Rus’ were baptized in988, marking the beginning of Christian civilization in the Russian ...

POPE THEODROS II MEET WITH THE PRIME MINISTER OF EGYPT AT ST GEORGE IN CAIRO

March-April 2014 On 22nd March 2014, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, welcomed to the Holy Patriarchal Monastery of St George Old Cairo  His Excellency the Prime Minister of Egypt, Mr. Ibrahim Mahleb, who, together with His Excellency the Minister of Local Government Mr. Adel Labib, was responding to an ...

THE FEAST OF ST GERASIMUS OF THE JORDAN (2014)

March 2014 On Monday, the 4th/17th of March 2014, the memory of St Gerasimus of the Jordan was celebrated by the Patriarchate at the Monastery founded by him in the desert of the West Bank of the river Jordan. The monastery was founded by Hosios Gerasimus in 451 AD, after he arrived to the Holy Land from ...

THE FEAST OF ST CHARALAMPOS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

March 2014 On the Sunday of Carnival [Gr. Apokrias], namely the 10th/23rd of February 2014, the memory of the Holy Hieromartyr Charalampos, hailing from Magnesia, Thessaly, was celebrated by the Patriarchate. St Charalampos lived during the reign of Severus, when Lucian was Proconsul of Magnesia, in 198 AD. In the Monastery dedicated to his name, adjacent to ...

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 ...

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 ...

THE FEAST OF ST EFTHYMIOS THE GREAT

February 2014 On Sunday, the 20th of January/2nd of February 2014, the memory of our Father, Efthymios the Great, was celebrated by the Jerusalem Patriarchate. I. In Jerusalem In the Monastery dedicated to the name of Hosios Efthymios, in the Christian quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, the services of Vespers and Matins were led by the Elder ...

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 ...

CUTTING ST BASIL’S PIE AT THE GREEK CLUB OF JERUSALEM

In the evening of Saturday, the 12th/25th of January 2014, the custom of St Basil’s pie was observed in a festive ambiance by the Greek Club in West Jerusalem, at its traditional hall which was founded by the late Sacristan of the Holy Sepulcher, Archimandrite Efthymios. His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, cut the pie, blessing the ...

THE CHURCH OF ST MARY DECLARED AS ROYAL METROPOLITAN CHURCH

Syraic Orthodox Church in India- 13/1/14 (Under the See of Antioch and All East) Indian/Kera: Morth Mariyam Syrian Orthodox Church, Nadamel, Thripunithura was Declared as "ROYAL METROPOLITHAN CHURCH" by His Beatitude Abube Thomas I of India. The Church of St. Mary's was founded in the 12th Century on land donated by Valamthuruthy Bhattathiri. Feast of intercession of St. ...