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THE SERVICE OF THE CHRISTMAS ROYAL HOURS AT THE PATRIARCHATE

05/01/2018
After the Service of Matins on Friday morning December 23 2017/January 5 2018, the Christmas Royal Hours were read at the Monastic Church of Saints Constantine and Helen. More
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THE ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE OF THE HAGIOTAPHITE FATHERS

31/12/2017
The established annual memorial service of the Hagiotaphite Fathers was held at the Catholicon of the All-holy Church of the Resurrection on Sunday December 18/31 2017, the Sunday before Christmas. The Divine Liturgy before the memorial service was officiated by the Most Reverend Archbishop Theophanes of Gerassa. The Memorial Service after the Divine Liturgy was led by His Beatitude our Father and...
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THE FEAST OF ST. MODESTOS PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM

The commemoration of our Father among the Saints Modestos Patriarch of Jerusalem was observed by the Patriarchate on Monday December 19, 2017/ January 1, 2018. The Feast took place at the Holy Monastery dedicated to his honour, also known as Abu-Tor, at the hill which is separated from the Holy Zion hill by Gehenom valley, in north New Jerusalem. The Church celebrates the memory of this Holy Father,...
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THE FEAST OF ST. SPYRIDON AT THE PATRIARCHATE (2017)

25/12/2017
The memory of our Father among the Saints Spyridon was observed by the Patriarchate on Monday December 12/25 2017 at his Holy Monastery, in the Old City of Jerusalem on the interior side of the Wall by Damascus Gate. The Church honours St. Spyridon as its Father. He was from Cyprus, shepherd in the occupation, he was married and  fathered a daughter. After the deaths of  his wife and daughter,...
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THE FEAST OF PATRIARCH ABRAHAM IN BEER SHEBA 2017

23/12/2017
On the eve of the Sunday of the Holy and Righteous Forefathers, Saturday December 10/23 2017, the first feast of the Holy and Righteous Patriarch Abraham was observed in Beer Sheba. The Episcopal Divine Liturgy was officiated by the Most Reverend Metropolitan Kyriakos of Nazareth. Others present were: Archimandrite Chrysostom, Hegoumen of Cana of Galilee, Archimandrite Leontios, Hegoumen of Rafidia...
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THE FEAST OF ST. ANNA’S CONCEPTION (2017)

22/12/2017
The feast of St. Anna’s conception was celebrated by the Patriarchate was celebrated by the Patriarchate on Friday December 9/22, 2017. On this feast, the Church commemorates the fact that the righteous Joachim and Anna, who lived at the time right between the Old and the New Testament, were barren, and they were praying fervently to God to give them a child. God heard their prayers and gave them...
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THE FEAST OF ST. NIKOLAOS AT THE PATRIARCHATE

19/12/2017
The commemoration of our Father among the Saints Nikolaos Bishop of Lycea was celebrated by the Patriarchate on Tuesday December 6/19, 2017. St. Nikolaos was a defender of the doctrine regarding the “same nature” of the Son with the Father in the 1st Ecumenical Synod in Nice in 325 A.D., he is a wonder worker and protector of the orphans, widows, prisoners every man in need. At his chapel in the...
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THE FEAST OF ST. SAVVAS THE SANCTIFIED AT THE PATRIARCHATE

18/12/2017
At the His Holy Lavra in the desert of Judea The feast of our Father among the Saints Savvas the Sanctified was celebrated by the Patriarchate on Monday December 5/18, 2017, at the Monastery founded by him around the end of the 5th century, which is located on the right bank of Brook Kidron, and is directed towards the Dead Sea. St. Savvas founded this Monastery after a fifteen-year apprenticeship...
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THE FEAST OF ST. BARBARA THE GREAT MARTYR AND ST. JOHN OF DAMASCUS

17/12/2017
The feast of St. Barbara the Great Martyr The feast of St. Barbara the Great Martyr was celebrated at her chapel in the Holy Monastery of St. Nikolaos on the west side of the Patriarchate on Sunday December 4/17. Vespers in the evening and the Divine Liturgy in the morning of the feast were officiated by the Hegoumen of the Monastery Archimandrite Aristovoulos. Nuns of the Patriarchate formed the...
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DEACON’S ORDINATION AT THE PATRIARCHATE

13/12/2017
 During the Divine Liturgy on Tuesday to Wednesday night, November 29 to 30/ December 12 to 13, 2017, the Hagiotaphite Monk Patrick, who has graduated the Patriarchal School of Zion, was ordained a Deacon. The ordination was held by Geronda Sacristan, Most Reverend Archbishop Isidoros of Hierapolis. Before the ordination the Archbishop addressed  and congratulated the ordained for his forthcoming...
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