At 10:30 am on Monday 14th/27th March 2017, a Doxology was celebrated at the Catholicon of the Most Holy Church of the Resurrection, as a thanksgiving to our God, who fortified our nation in order to be liberated from the four hundred years of Turkish slavery; there was also a Deisis to God for the repose of the souls of our brothers and fathers who fought for their faith and country and died gloriously.
On the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent, 6th/19th March 2017, the feast of the Adoration of the Precious and Life-giving Cross was celebrated by the Patriarchate, as established by the Church, so that by the Sacred Cross of Christ, through which we have been saved and deified, the faithful are strengthened in their struggle of fasting, in order to reach the Holy Easter, meaning the participation in the Cross...
On Friday 4th/17th March, 2017, the feast of St. Gerasimos of the Jordan was observed by the Patriarchate, at the Holy Monastery which is named after him, located in the desert of Jordan, near the banks of the river in the Dead Sea.
St. Gerasimos founded this Monastery coming to the Holy Land from Lycia of Asia Minor, guiding thousands of monks and laity in the Orthodox life, which confesses...
On Saturday morning of the 2nd week of Great Lent, 26th February/11th March, 2017, at the Most Holy Church of the Resurrection, Hierodeacon Fr. Nectarios Rabia was ordained a Priest by the Most Reverend Metropolitan Kyriakos of Nazareth, in order to serve as Dean Priest at the Greek Orthodox Arab-speaking Community of town Pkea, in north Israel, near the borders with Lebanon.
The newly-ordained Priest...
On Sunday, 20th February/5th March 2017, the Feast of Orthodoxy was celebrated by the Patriarchate. The Feast is about the setting up of the holy icons in the Churches of the Byzantine Empire after the more than a century harsh persecution by the iconoclasts, who had denied the veneration of icons under the influence of other religions.
The church has adopted the holy icons as a confirmation of the...
On Saturday of the first week of Great Lent, the memory of the miracle of the boiled wheat by St. Theodore Tyron the Great Martyr was celebrated by the Patriarchate at the Holy Monastery dedicated to him, which is on the west side of the Patriarchate towards the New Gate, inside the Wall of the Old City of Jerusalem. More
On Friday evening of the First Week of Great Lent, at the Catholicon of the Most Holy Church of the Resurrection and within the Service of the Great Compline, the Canon of the Theotokos was sung and the First Part of the Salutations to the Most Holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary was recited by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, who officiated the whole Service; singing...
From Ash Monday morning, 14th/27th February 2017, until Ash Wednesday 16th February/1st March 2017, according to the Typikon of the Church of the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood, there were the Services of Matins and the Hours in the morning, and the Great Compline in the evening, while on Ash Wednesday morning, Matins were followed by the Divine Liturgy of the Pre-sanctified Gifts, led by H.H.B our Father...
On Cheese Fare Sunday evening, 13th/26th February 2017, H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem read the prayer of forgiveness due to the beginning of the Great Lent on the following day, Ash Monday, at the service of the Small Compline, in the Monastic Church of Saints Constantine and Helen. More
On Thursday 10th/23rd February 2017, the feast of the Hieromartyr St. Charalambos was celebrated by the Patriarchate at his Holy Monastery, located on the north side of the Church of the Resurrection, by the end of Via Dolorosa.
According to the Synaxarion of the Church, St. Charalambos was a Priest to the Christians in Magnesia, capital of Thessaly, and became a martyr through torture and beheading...