On the morning of Sunday the 26th December 2016 / 8th January 2017, the Interdisciplinary Research Group of the National Technical University of Athens visited the Patriarchate.
The Interdisciplinary Research Group, headed by the Professor of the National Technical University of Athens, Mrs Antonia Moropoulou, consisted by Professor Emeritus of the NTUA School of Civil Engineering, Mr Pavlos Marinos,...
By Anna Koulouris
Every day of the year, pilgrims from around the world can be seen filling shrines of the Holy Land, stepping in, touching and venerating the sites where Jesus Christ once was physically present.
However, at the Baptism Site on the Jordan River, also known as Qaser al Yahud, eight dilapidated church structures that line the one million square meter stretch of desert alongside...
A Case of Successfully Balancing Religion and Politics in the Holy Land: the
Patriarchate of Jerusalem
By Anna Koulouris
This article is published in the Palestine-Israel Journal October 2015 issue entitled “Religion and the Conflict.”
Given the state of world affairs, it’s hard to imagine that one of the oldest and most successful examples of a religious institution thriving peacefully amid...
The Holy Monastery of St John the Baptist on the banks of the Jordan River/Qasr-el-Yahud (PART I)
By Dr Theodosios Mitropoulos, architect
Topography of the area of the Monastery and of the baptismal site (In Arab: El – Maghtas), (images 1,2)
The history of this Holy Monastery begins in very ancient times, prior to the 4th c. AD. The present-day monastery, which was built in later...
“Conference calls on religious leaders to pursue peace”.
By Jonah Mandel, Jerusalem Post correspondent.
03- 30- 2011 05:16
“God survived nationalism, socialism, communism, Nazism and secularism. Now He’s back!”
KIEV – A new forum for interfaith dialogue was launched on Tuesday in Kiev, with the announcement of the annual International Inter-Confessional Forum.
“Merry Orthodox Christmas”
While Christians in the West celebrate Christmas on December 25, Orthodox Christians keep the Feast of Christ’s Nativity on January 7. Here the Patriarch of Jerusalem, the spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians in the Holy Land, the 141st bishop of Jerusalem in a succession that stretches back unbroken, by tradition, to James, the Brother of Jesus, reflects...