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THE FEAST OF ST. DEMETRIOS AT THE PATRIARCHATE (2017)

08/11/2017
On Wednesday 26th October/8th November 2017, the Patriarchate observed the memory of the Holy and Glorious Great Martyr Demetrios of Thessalonica at his chapel, next to the west part of the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood building, near the School which bears the name of this chapel. Saint Demetrios, while living in Thessalonica, encouraged Nestor to defeat the wicked Lyaius in the stadium, and martyred for...
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THE FEAST OF ST. JAMES THE BROTHER OF GOD AT THE PATRIARCHATE

05/11/2017
On Sunday 23rd October/5th November 2017, the Patriarchate celebrated the memory of the glorious St. James the Brother of God and first Hierarch of Jerusalem at his Holy Church, located between the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood and the Church of the Resurrection, being the Cathedral of the Greek-Orthodox Arab-speaking Community of the Patriarchate in Jerusalem. In this Holy Church Vespers in the evening...
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THE CELEBRATION OF 28TH OCTOBER 1940 AT THE PATRIARCHATE

28/10/2017
On Saturday, 15th/28th October 2017, the national celebration of 28th  October 1940 was observed by the Patriarchate with a Doxology at the Catholicon of the All-holy Church of the Resurrection. This Doxology was a means of thanksgiving to God for His help to our nation in its fight for freedom from the German Nazi Occupation in 1940, and a prayer for the repose of the souls of our ancestors...
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THE FEAST OF THE TRANSLATION OF THE RELIC OF ST. SAVVAS THE SANCTIFIED IN THE HOLY LAND

27/10/2017
On Thursday, 13th/26th October 2017, the Patriarchate observed the memory of the translation of the relic of our Father among the Saints Savvas the Sanctified in his Holy Lavra. This feast has been established in the Church of Jerusalem since 1965, when on 13th/26th October of that year, the holy relic of St. Savvas was returned from Venice, where it had been transferred by the Crusaders. This all-night...
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HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM OFFICIATES THE DIVINE LITURGY ON THE OCCASSION OF THE 170TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RUSSIAN MISSION (MISSIA) IN JERUSALEM

22/10/2017
On Sunday 9th/22nd October 2017, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos officiated the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Church of the Holy Trinity of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission (MISSIA) in Jerusalem, on the occasion of its 170th  foundation anniversary. Co-celebrants to His Beatitude were eight Metropolitans of the Moscow Patriarchate, with first in rand the Most Reverend...
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ADDRESS OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS AT THE RUSSIAN ECCLESIASTICAL MISSION (MISSIA)

“Your Eminence Metropolitan Juvenalii, Your Eminences, Dear Archimandrite Alexander, Reverend Fathers, Beloved Monastics, Sisters and Brothers in the Lord, Christ is in our midst! We gather today in this holy and venerable Cathedral to give thanks to the Almighty God for 170 years of faithful service and witness of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem. Founded in 1847, the primary purpose...
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THE FEAST OF ST. ISAAC THE SYRIAN AND ORDINATION OF A PRIEST IN DOHA

13/10/2017
The feast of the Holy Cathedral in Doha was celebrated with special ecclesiastical brilliance, with the participation of Jerusalem Patriarchate clergy, who came to honour the feast and co-celebrate the Divine Liturgy and the ordination of Deacon Demetrios as Priest. For pastoral reasons the feast was transferred on Friday. On Thursday 12th October 2017, Great Vespers was officiated by the Most Reverend...
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HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM CELEBRATES THE DIVINE LITURGY IN THE ARAB-SPEAKING TOWN RENE

08/10/2017
On Sunday 25th September/8th October 2017, H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos officiated the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Church of the Greek-Orthodox Arab-speaking Community of Rene. The town Rene is nearby Nazareth, and it there has always been a Greek-Orthodox Arab-speaking Community there, numbering approximately one thousand two hundred members. Co-celebrants with His Beatitude...
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THE FEAST OF THE HOLY FIRST MARTYR  THECLA AT THE PATRIARCHATE

07/10/2017
On Saturday 24th September/7th October 2017, the memory of the Holy First Martyr and equal to the Apostles St. Thecla was celebrated at her chapel in the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood, located to the west of the H. Church of Saints Constantine and Helen. The Holy First Martyr  Thecla came from Ikonion of Asia Minor, she became a student of the Apostle of nations St. Paul and taught Christ in many towns,...
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THE FEAST OF THE EXALTATION OF THE SACRED CROSS AT THE HOLY MONASTERY OF THE SACRED CROSS

01/10/2017
On the first Sunday after the Exaltation of the Cross, 18th September/1st October 2017, H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, following the Church order of Jerusalem, officiated the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Monastery of the Sacred Cross, located on West Jerusalem near the Hebrew Houses of Parliament. According to the Church tradition the wood by which the Lord’s Cross was made,...
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