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THE FEAST OF ST CATHERINE THE GREAT MARTYR AT THE PATRIARCHATE (2016)

08/12/2016
1. The feast of St Catherine in the Old City of Jerusalem. On Thursday, the 25th of November/8th of December 2016, the memory of St Catherine the glorious martyr and all-wise was observed at the Patriarchate. St Catherine hailed from Alexandria and was graced by God with natural gifts. Distinguished for her education and wisdom, she confessed her faith in Christ and for this she was captured and tortured,...
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THE PATRIARCHATE OBSERVES THE FEAST OF THE ENTRANCE OF THEOTOKOS INTO THE TEMPLE (2016)

04/12/2016
On Sunday, the 21st of November/4th of December 2016, the Patriarchate observed the feast of the Entrance of Theotokos into the Temple. The feast commemorates the fact that the parents of young Mary, Joachim and Anna, had dedicated their child to the Temple of Solomon where she stayed until the age of 15, when she was delivered to Joseph the Betrothed for protection. The Entrance of Mary into the Temple...
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THE FEAST OF HIEROMARTYR ST PHILOUMEN THE HAGIOTAPHITE AT JACOB’S WELL (2016)

29/11/2016
On Tuesday, the 16th/29th of November 2016, the Patriarchate observed the memory of St Philoumen the Hagiotaphite and Hieromartyr at Jacob’s Well, the site of his martyrdom. Hailing from Orounta, Cyprus, St Philoumen, Hagiotaphite since a young age, was serving as hegumen at Jacob’s Well when, in 1979, he was attacked by a fanatic Jew and suffered death at the chapel near the Well. He was canonized...
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CONSECRATION OF ST GEORGE CHURCH IN PEKI’IN, NORTHERN ISRAEL

26/11/2016
On Saturday, the 13th/26th of November 2016, H.B. Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, performed the consecration ceremony for St George the Great Martyr Church of the Rum Orthodox Arabic-speaking Community in the town of Peki’in, Northern Israel, that falls under the Bishopric of Acre. Built over recent years, the Church was decorated on the economic and moral subvention of the Patriarchate so as...
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THE FEAST OF THE HOLY ARCHANGELS AT THE PATRIARCHATE

21/11/2016
On Monday, the 8th/21st of November 2016, the Patriarchate commemorated the Gathering of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel and all celestial powers, namely the nine Orders, Authorities, Virtues, Dominions, Thrones, Powers, Cherubim, Seraphim, Archangels and Angels. The feast pays tribute to the Archangels Michael and Gabriel and all bodiless powers for opposing the fallen Lucifer and for performing...
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ACCOUNT OF THE VISIT OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM TO RUSSIA FOR THE 70TH BIRTHDAY OF THE PATRIARCH OF MOSCOW

19/11/2016
A.The meeting of H.B. the Patriarch of Jerusalem with H.H. the Patriarch of Moscow Before moon on Saturday, the 6th/19th of November 2016, His Beatitude the Patriarch of Moscow and His Entourage met with His Holiness Patriarch Kyrill of Moscow who was accompanied by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Metropolitan Sergei, Protopresbyter Nikolai Balasov and other clerics. Patriarch Kyrill expressed...
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THE FEAST OF THE TRANSLATION OF THE RELICS OF ST GEORGE THE TROPHY BEARER IN LYDDA

16/11/2016
On Wednesday, the 3rd/16th of November 2016, the Patriarchate celebrated the translation of the relics of St George the Trophy Bearer in the city of Lydda. The feast commemorates the translation of the holy relics of St George from Rome where he had suffered a martyr’s death to his mother’s birthplace in Lydda. The relics were then placed in a tomb upon which, between 326 and 336 AD, St Helen founded...
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THE TRANSLATION OF THE RELICS OF ST GEORGE OBSERVED IN THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM (2016)

On Wednesday, the 3rd/16th of November 2016, the Patriarchate observed the memory of the translation of the relics of St George the Trophy-Bearer, at the Monastery of St George ‘of the Hospital’ in the Old City of Jerusalem. Vespers and the Divine Liturgy were led by the Secretary of the Holy and Sacred Synod, His Eminence Demetrios, Archbishop of Lydda. The choir sang under Elder Nun Mariam Skorda....
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PASTORAL VISIT OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM IN MAFRAQ, JORDAN

13/11/2016
On Saturday, the 30th of October/12th of November 2016, H.B. Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, crossed the bridge of the River Jordan to arrive at the Patriarchate’s Bishopric in Amman, from where He left for the city of Mafraq, Northern Jordan. The Patriarch was accompanied by the Elder Secretary-General, Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, Metropolitan Joachim of Zambia, Archimandrite Hieronymos,...
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THE FEAST OF ST DEMETRIUS THE GREAT MARTYR IN RAFFIDIA, SAMARIA

11/11/2016
On Friday, the 29th of October/11th of November 2016, the feast of St Demetrius the Myrrh-Streamer was observed belatedly at St Demetrius church in Raffidia, at a short distance from Jacob’s well, in Nablus, Samaria. In this church, built by the ever-memorable Patriarch Cyril circa 1850, Patriarch Theophilos led the divine Liturgy, having as concelebrants Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, Metropolitan...
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