On the afternoon of Sunday, 8th/21st August 2016, His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, visited the “Prometheus” frigate of the Hellenic Navy, anchored in the port of Haifa. The visit was paid on the kind invitation of Rear Admiral Vasileios Theologitis, addressed on Saturday, 7th/20th of August 2016, during his visit to the Patriarchate and the Holy Sepulchre. (More…)
On Saturday, the 7th/20th of August 2016, a group consisting of 200 members of the Hellenic Navy, headed by the Defence Attaché of the Greek Embassy in Israel, Mr V. Broumas, visited the Patriarchate.
The group was welcomed by Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem in the presence of Hagiotaphite Fathers.
The Captain and crew of the Hellenic Navy delegation received His Beatitude’s blessings and invited Him to visit their frigate in Haifa, either in person or by proxy. (More…)
On Friday the 6th/19th of August 2015, the Patriarchate celebrated the Transfiguration of the Saviour in commemoration of the event recounted by the Evangelists (Matthew 17, 1-8), namely that the Lord took with him Peter, James and John and led them up Mount Tabor where He was transfigured, His face shone like the sun, and a bright cloud covered the disciples and Moses and Elijah appeared before them and talked with Jesus, and the voice of the Father was heard saying from the cloud: “This is my Son whom I love; with Him I am well pleased. Listen to Him!” and Peter said “Lord, we will put up three shelters, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah and we will stay here” – so that by this sight, namely the revelation of His divine nature, the Lord showed the beauty of man before the fall and his ability to reach divinity by grace. (More…)
On Thursday, the 29th of July/11th of August, the new Greek Consul General to Jerusalem, Mr Christos Sofianopoulos, accompanied by Consul Vassilis Koinis, visited the Patriarchate upon assuming his new duties. Mr Sofianopoulos was warmly welcomed by H.B. Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, in the presence of Hagiotaphite Fathers. (More…)
On Wednesday, the 28th of July/10th of August 2016, the Patriarchate commemorated the Dormition of St John the New Chosebite, of Romania, whose canonization had been decided by the Synod of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem.
The vigil and Divine Liturgy for the feast were led by His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, having as concelebrants Metropolitans Isychios of Kapitolias and Joachim of Zambia, and Hagiotaphite Hieromonks. Monks from the Monastery sang for a congregation of monks, nuns and pilgrims from Jerusalem and elsewhere. (More…)