On the morning of Wednesday, the 12th/25th of May 2016, Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem visited the Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma.
The Patriarch was warmly welcomed by the Abbot, Asztrik Varszegi, and his monastic Brotherhood, bearing the name of St Martin who had lived in the 4th AD.
An interesting discussion then took place on the contribution of monasticism to the Church and on how the people of God is helped by the virtuous example of clerics and monks. (More…)
At noon of Tuesday, the 11th/24th of May 2016, Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem visited Hungary’s Parliament.
The House of the National Assembly is housed at a 19th c. building of fine architecture, on both the interior and the exterior, a traditional cultural jewel of Budapest. The various sections of the building feature different periods from the history of Hungary, as well as aspects of its political, cultural, social, rural and war life. (More…)
24 May 2016
Respected Government Officials,
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Christ is risen!
IIt is a great honour for us to return to this beautiful country of Hungary for this fraternal visit to our Christian brothers and sisters, and to the Orthodox Church in particular and to have this occasion to participate in this Festal Doxology with our concelebrants in the Lord from all the Orthodox communities here. The joy of this Paschal Feast has brought us together, the Feast of Feasts that has united earth and heaven, and divinity and humanity, in the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. (More…)
On Monday, the 10th/23rd of May 2016, His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, launched His official visit to Hungary, upon invitation from the country’s government.
The Patriarch is accompanied by the Elder Secretary-General, Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, and Archdeacon Evlogios.
His Beatitude arrived to Budapest at 9:15 am of the aforementioned day, flying with El-Al Israel Airlines. (More…)
For the period between Monday the 10th/23rd to Thursday the 13th/26th of May 2016, His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerrusalem, accompanied by the Elder Secretary-General, His Eminence Aristarchos, Archbishop of Constantina, and Archdeacon Evlogios, will be on a visit to Hungary, following an official invitation.
Details on the visit will be posted soon the Patriarchate’s website.
From the Secretariat-General