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THE GREAT LENT PRAYER OF FORGIVENESS AT THE PATRIARCHATE

18/02/2018
On Cheese fare Sunday evening, February 5/18, 2018, the Service of the Small Compline was held at the Monastic Church of Saints Constantine and Helen. At the end of the Service, H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos read the prayer of forgiveness for all present, in order to begin the Great Lent on Ash Monday, the following day. More
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THE FEAST OF ST. SIMEON THE GOD-RECEIVER AT THE PATRIARCHATE (KATAMON 2018)

16/02/2018
On Friday February 3/16, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of St. Simeon the God-receiver, who held in his holy arms our Lord Who was brought to the Temple according to the Law when He was forty days old. The feast was held at the Holy Monastery of St. Simeon where his tomb lies, at the Katamon district of West Jerusalem. St. Simeon was especially honoured at his Holy Monastery as...
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THE FEAST OF THE MEETING OF THE LORD IN THE TEMPLE AT THE PATRIARCHATE

15/02/2018
The Feast of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple was celebrated by the Patriarchate on Thursday February 2/15, 2018, at the Holy Church of the Meeting of the Lord in the Holy Monastery of Panagia Sayda Naya at the Christian Quarter near the Patriarchate. On this Feast the Church commemorates the event that forty days after the Lord’s Nativity in the flesh, He was brought to the Temple by His parents...
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THE FEAST OF THE THREE HIERARCHS AT THE PATRIARCHATE

12/02/2018
The Feast of the three Hierarchs – Saints Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom – was celebrated by the Patriarchate at the Holy Church of the Holy Trinity inside the Patriarchal Priestly School of Zion, on Monday January 30/ February 12, 2018. This Feast of the common commemoration of the Three Hierarchs has been celebrated by the Church since the 11th century. This came...
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 PRIEST’S ORDINATION AT THE PATRIARCHATE

11/02/2018
On Sunday of the Last Judgment (also called Meatfare Sunday) January 29/February 11, 2018, Fr. Ilias Zorab was ordained a Priest at the Holy Church of the Nativity of Theotokos in Beit Jalla. Fr. Ilias is to serve as a ministering Priest in the Greek Orthodox Arab-speaking Community of this town. The ordained Priest was honoured by the presence of the Hegoumen of Beit Jalla Hagiotaphite Archimandrite...
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THE FEAST OF ST. EUTHYMIOS THE GREAT AT THE PATRIARCHATE

02/02/2018
The commemoration of our Holy Father among the Saints Euthymios the Great was celebrated by the Patriarchate on Friday January 20/February 2, 2018, at the Holy Monastery dedicated to his name next to the Holy Monastery of Panagia Sayda Naya at the Christian Quarter, at a short distance from the Patriarchate. St. Euthymios came from Melitini of Armenia in the Holy Land in 406 A.D. and founded a Lavra...
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THE FEAST OF OUR FATHER AMONG THE SAINTS ANTONY THE GREAT AT THE PATRIARCHATE

30/01/2018
The commemoration of our Father among the Saints Antony the Great and Master of the Desert was celebrated by the Patriarchate on Tuesday January 17/30, 2018, at his chapel inside the Holy Monastery of St. Nikolaos on the west side of the Patriarchate. On this Feast the Church commemorates our Holy and God-bearer Father Antony the Great, as the first leader of the monastic life. He lived in Egypt from...
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THE VENERATION OF ST. PETER’S CHAIN AT THE PATRIARCHATE

29/01/2018
The commemoration of the veneration of St. Peter’s chain was celebrated on Monday January 16/29, 2018, by the Patriarchate, at the place his prison used to be. It is inside the premises of the Roman Praetorion, today’s H. Monastery of St. Nicodemus – the secret disciple of the Lord – in the district between the Praetorion and St. Anna. On this feast the Church commemorates St. Peter’s imprisonment...
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THE FEAST OF ST. THEODOSIUS THE CENOBIARCH

24/01/2018
On Wednesday, January 11/24, 2018, the Patriarchate commemorated our Father among the Saints Theodosius at the Holy Monastery founded by him in the 5th century A.D. in the desert of Judea, between Beit Sahour and the Holy Monastery of St. Savvas the Sanctified. Having come from his hometown Cappadocia to the Holy Land, St. Theodosius lived in ascesis at the Holy Monastery of Ikelia near Jerusalem and...
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THE FEAST OF SAINTS GEORGE AND JOHN THE CHOZEVITES

21/01/2018
On Sunday January 8/21, 2018, after the Feast of Theophany, the Patriarchate  commemorated Saints George and John the Chozevites, at the Holy Monastery bearing their names, at the Brook Chorath on the way to Jericho. On this Feast, the Church honours St. John who left his Archdiocese in Caesarea of Palestine in the 5th century and lived in this monastery, becoming a leader of souls and the renovator...
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