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THE DESCEND OF THEOTOKOS’ ICON AT THE TOMB OF THEOTOKOS

25/08/2017
  At dawn on Friday, 12th/25th August 2017, the litany-procession of the descend of the icon of the Dormition of Theotokos at the Tomb of Theotokos in Gethsemane took place. The procession began from Gethsemane Metochion Chapel, where this icon is kept, opposite the Courtyard of the Church of the Resurrection. Participants in the procession were a great number of monks, nuns and clergy who preceded...
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THE FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD AT THE PATRIARCHATE

19/08/2017
 On Saturday, 6th/19th August 2017, the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord was celebrated at the Patriarchate. During this Feast, the Church commemorates the event that a little while before His Passion on the Cross, the Lord went up on Mount Tabor with the distinguished disciples, Peter, James and John and made them participants and witnesses of His glory, His pre-eternal uncreated light,...
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THE FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE NEW CHOZEVITE

10/08/2017
On Thursday, 28th July / 10th August 2017, the Patriarchate celebrated the memory of our Father among the Saints John the New Chozevite, from Romania, at the Holy Monastery of the Saints George and John the Chozevites, where he lived in ascesis and slept in the Lord. This Saint was canonized by the Jerusalem Patriarchate in the year of our salvation 2015. At the Holy Monastery of his repentance, and...
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THE FEAST OF THE GREAT MARTYR ST. PANTELEIMON AT THE PATRIARCHATE

09/08/2017
On Wednesday 27th July /9th August 2017, the Patriarchate celebrated the memory of the Holy glorious Great Martyr and healer Panteleimon at the Holy Monastery dedicated to him and St. Cyril, which is located between St. Demetrios School and the wall of Jaffa Gate, near Gloria hotel, where the Patriarchate hospital used to be. The Church honours St. Panteleimon as a doctor by profession, who came from...
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THE FEAST OF THE GREAT MARTYR ST. PARASKEVI AT THE PATRIARCHATE

08/08/2017
On Tuesday 26th July / 8th August 2017, the memory of the Holy Great Martyr Paraskevi was observed, who martyred in Rome at the reign of the Emperor Antoninus in 140 A.D. At the Holy Monastery of St. Basil, due to the icon of the Saint which is kept there, Vespers in the evening and the Divine Liturgy in the morning of the feast were led by the Master of Ceremonies of the Patriarchate Archimandrite...
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HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM OFFICIATES A CHRISTENING IN NAZARETH

05/08/2017
On Saturday afternoon, 5th August / 23rd July 2017, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos officiated the Sacrament of Christening of the grandchildren of a distinguished member of our Arab-speaking Community, at the Holy Church of the Sacred Shrine of the Annunciation of the Theotokos in Nazareth.   Inaugurating these twin children as members of our Orthodox Church, His...
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THE FEAST OF PROPHET ELIJAH AT MAALOULE OF NAZARETH

  On Saturday 23rd July / 5th August 2017, the memory of the Holy Prophet Elijah the Thesbite was celebrated a few days after the actual feast day at his Holy Church (which  also honours the Ascension of the Lord) in the town Maaloule, a Nazareth suburb. This town was inhabited until 1948, the year of the establishment of the State of Israel, when both the Palestinian inhabitants of the town...
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THE FEAST OF PROPHET ELIJAH AT THE PATRIARCHATE (2017)

02/08/2017
On Wednesday, 20th July/2nd August the Patriarchate celebrated the memory of Prophet Elijah the Thesbite, at the Holy Monastery bearing his name, which is located midway between Jerusalem and Bethlehem, near the archaeological site of the ancient Monastery of Theotokos’ Kathisma. Prophet Elijah remains in the memory of the Church according to the books of the Old Testament as the “incarnate Angel...
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THE FEAST OF ST. PROKOPIOS THE MARTYR AT THE PATRIARCHATE

21/07/2017
On Friday, 8th/21st July 2017, the Patriarchate celebrated the memory of St. Prokopios the martyr, who martyred in Caesarea of Palestine during the reign of Diocletian in 303 A.D., at the chapel bearing his name, which is within the premises of the Holy Monastery of St. Modestos Patriarch of Jerusalem on Abu-Tor hill, opposite Holy Zion. For the memory of St. Prokopios, Vespers was held in the evening...
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THE FEAST OF THE SYNAXIS OF THE HOLY APOSTLES IN TIBERIAS (2017)

13/07/2017
On Thursday, 30th June/13th July 2017,  the Patriarchate celebrated the feast of the Synaxis of the Holy Apostles at the Holy Monastery with their name in the town of Tiberias, and at the west bank of the sea of Tiberias. Vespers in the evening was held by the Most Reverend Metropolitan Kyriakos of Nazareth, while the Divine Liturgy on the day of the Feast was led by His Beatitude the Patriarch...
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