His Beatitude Theophilos, the Patriarch of Jerusalem, and the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, condemn in a categorical and outright manner the kidnapping of twelve women religious from the historical Monastery of St Thekla in the city of Maaloula under the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch, as a violent and blatant act in violation of the human rights of life, religious freedom and worship. (More…)
The Holy Archbishopric of Qatar organized on Friday the 16th/29th of November 2013, a market exhibiting gifts and other seasonal handworks, memorabilia, items of Christian worship and foodstuff in the forecourt of the Church of Sts Isaac and George in Doha. (More…)
On Friday the 16th/29th of November 2013, His Beatitude Theophilos, our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem, conferred the medal of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher on Mr Ioannis Konidaris, Professor of Canon Law at the University of Athens Faculty of Law. The humble ceremony was held in recognition of Mr Konidaris’ services, both past and present, to the Church, the nation, and even more so to the Church of Jerusalem. (More…)
On Thursday the 15th/28th of November 2013, the Hieromartyr Saint Philoumenos the Hagiotaphite was commemorated one day in advance due to pastoral reasons.
The feast was celebrated at Jacob’s Well, where the then Hegoumen, Archimandrite Philoumenos, had suffered a martyr’s death on the 16th/29th of November 1979. Following a decision in 2009 of the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the Saint’s martyrdom was added to the Synaxarion of Hieromartyrs (Martyrology).
His Beatitude Theophilos, our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem, led the divine Liturgy on the morning of the aforementioned day. (More…)
On Friday the 9th/22nd of November 2013, the eighth anniversary of His Beatitude Theophilos, our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem, was celebrated by the Patriarchate.
On the occasion of the anniversary, a Doxology service was held in the All-Holy Church of the Resurrection.
His Beatitude led the service with co-officiating Hagiotaphite Prelates, Hieromonks and Presbyters of our congregation, visiting from Monasteries and parishes either near or remote, within the jurisdiction of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem.
Doxology was attended by the Greek Consul-General in Jerusalem, Mr Georgios Zacharoudiakis, joined by his associates and his honourable wife, as well as by local faithful and pilgrims.
At the end of the service, amidst the sound of church bells, the Patriarchal Retinue proceeded to the Patriarchates. (More…)