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HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM AWARDS METROPOLITAN JOEL OF EDESSA

04/07/2017
  On Tuesday 21st June/4th July 2017, during the visit of a group of a hundred pilgrims at the Reception Hall, His Beatitude the Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos awarded the leader of this pilgrims’ group Most Reverend Metropolitan Joel of Edessa with the medal of the Grand Commander of the Holy Sepulchre, in respect and recognition of his contribution to the Metropolis of his Hometown Edessa...
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HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM AWARDS THE CONSUL MR.KOENIS

23/06/2017
On Friday, 10th/23rd June 2017, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos received the Consul Mr. Vasilios Koenis, who has served the Greek Consulate in Jerusalem for three years up to now. Mr. Koenis paid a farewell and respects visit to the Patriarchate. On this meeting there was an interesting conversation on the pastoral and peace-making role of the Patriarchate, and on the...
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MONK’S TONSURE AT THE PATRIARCHATE

13/06/2017
On Tuesday morning, 31st May/13th June 2017, the tonsure of the novice and graduate of the Patriarchal School of the Holy Zion Panayiotis Xenakis took place at the Chapel of the Holy Pentecost in the Patriarchate. Novice Panayiotis was tonsured by His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos and was named Patrick, at the presence of Hagiotaphite Fathers. St. Patrick was a Hieromartyr...
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HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM AWARDS THE DEAN PRIEST NIKOLAI BALASOF

09/06/2017
On Friday, 27th May/ 9th June 2017, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos received at the Patriarchate Fr. Nikolai Balasof, Dean Priest of the Moscow Patriarchate and associate of His Beatitude the Patriarch of Moscow Cyril. On this visit, the Dean Priest Nikolai Balasof offered His Beatitude a copy of the icon of the Theotokos kept in the Church where he serves. More
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THE VISIT OF MR. DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE U.SA. AT THE CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION

22/05/2017
On Monday morning, 9th/22nd  May 2017, the President of the U.S.A. Mr. Donald Trump arrived at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel-Aviv. Present at the official welcome was His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, as a representative of our Venerable Patriarchate. In the afternoon of the same day, the President of the U.S.A. visited the Church of the Resurrection, coming from David’s...
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THE PRIME MINISTER OF ROMANIA VISITS THE PATRIARCHATE

04/05/2017
  On Thursday afternoon, 21st April/4th May 2017, the Prime Minister of Romania Mr. Sorin Grindeanu visited the Church of the Resurrection, escorted by the Minister of Defence, the Minister of Finance, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Romania, under the former Ambassador of Romania in Israel Mrs. Andreea Păstârnac, the Archimandrite delegates of the Romanian Church in Jerusalem...
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H.B. THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM PLACES THE FOUNDATION STONE OF THE CULTURAL CENTRE IN DIBIN

30/04/2017
On Sunday afternoon, 17th/30th April 2017, after the festal Liturgy at the Holy Church of the Annunciation in Amman, Jordan, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos visited the Holy Monastery of the Life-giving Spring in Dibin, which is one-hour drive from Amman.  The Spiritual Father of the Monastery is Archimandrite Christophoros and Nun Eirinaia is the Abbess. There,...
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GOVERNMENTAL DELEGATE OF THE DEMOCRACY OF CYPRUS AT THE PATRIARHCATE

06/04/2017
On Thursday afternoon, 24th March/6th April 2017, Mr. Nikolaos Christodoulidis, Governmental Delegate and Manager of the Cross-cultural Office of the President of Democracy Mr. Nikos Anastasiadis, visited the Patriarchate, escorted by his wife, the Ambassador of Cyprus in Israel Mrs. Thessalia Siambou, other members of the Cypriot Democracy among whom, Ms. Louiza Varakla. Mr. Nikolaos Christodoulidis...
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HIS BEATITUDE’S THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM NAME DAY (2017)

25/03/2017
On Saturday, 12th/25th March 2017, the Name Day of H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos was celebrated (transferred from Wednesday) by the Patriarchate. His Beatitude bears the name of one of the Holy Forty Martyrs of the lake of Sabastia in Pontus, who celebrate on 9th March. In the evening On Friday evening the feast began with the reading of the 9th Hour at the Monastic Church...
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THE CEREMONY MARKING THE COMPLETION OF THE RESTORATION PROJECT OF THE SACRED EDICULE OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE

22/03/2017
On Wednesday morning, 9th/22nd March 2017, the ceremony marking the completion of the restoration and rehabilitation of the Sacred Edicule of the Holy Sepulchre took place in front of the Sacred Edicule. This project began one year ago, by the initiative of Jerusalem Patriarchate and the agreement among the Christian Communities, the Franciscans and the Armenians; the research study and the work were...
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