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THE FEAST OF ST THEKLA THE PROTOMARTYR AT THE PATRIARCHATE

07/10/2013
On Monday the 24th of September/7th of October 2013, the feast of St Thekla, Great-Martyr and Equal to the Apostles, was celebrated by the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood at the chapel dedicated to her memory within the Central Monastery which lies to the west of the Church of Sts Constantine and Helena. Vespers was held in the evening by the week’s vicar, while his fellow vicars participated during the...
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THE FEAST OF THE EXALTATION OF THE VENERABLE CROSS IN NAZARETH

29/09/2013
On Sunday the 16th/29th of September, the Sunday after the Exaltation, the feast of the universal Exaltation of the Venerable Cross was celebrated in Nazareth. The feast was held at the chapel of the Holy Cross, which lies next to the estate of the Patriarchate, and is known as Qasr El-Mutran (Bishop’s Castle). The chapel was renovated a few years ago under the supervision of the Hegoumen of the...
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THE FEAST OF THE EXALTATION AT THE HOLY CROSS MONASTERY OF JERUSALEM

On Sunday the 16th/29th of September 2013, the first Sunday after the feast of the Exaltation of the Venerable Cross, the universal Exaltation of the Venerable Cross was celebrated at the Monastery of the Holy Cross which lies in West Jerusalem, next to the Jewish House of Parliament, on the site where according to church tradition, Lot, Abraham’s nephew, planted the tree of triplet seeding – pine,...
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THE FEAST OF THE UNIVERSAL EXALTATION OF THE VENERABLE AND LIFE-GIVING CROSS

27/09/2013
On Friday, the 14th/27th of September 2013, the Patriarchate of Jerusalem celebrated in great magnificence and glory the Exaltation of the Venerable and Life-Giving Cross, in remembrance of the fact that after it was found on the hill of the Horrendous Golgotha, and at the conclusion of the construction of the All-holy Church of the Resurrection, on the day of its dedication, it was elevated by Archbishop...
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COMMEMORATING THE INAUGURATION OF THE CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION

26/09/2013
On Thursday the 13th/26th of September 2013, the Patriarchate commemorated the Inauguration of the All-holy Church of the Resurrection. The feast took place in remembrance of the fact that at the completion of the construction of the Church of the Resurrection in 336 AD, Constantine the Great called the Bishops who had gathered for a Synod in Tyre, Sidon, and in magnificence, under Archbishop Makarios...
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THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF THEOTOKOS IN THE TOWN OF BEIT JALA

22/09/2013
The feast of the Nativity of Theotokos was celebrated, due to pastoral reasons, at a day’s delay, on Sunday the 9th/22nd of September 2013, in the Church dedicated to the Nativity of Theotokos in the town of Beit Jala. The town, on the West Bank of the Jordan river, lies at a short distance from Rachel’s Tomb, on the road from Jerusalem to Bethlehem. It numbers approximately 15.000 Christians and...
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THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF THEOTOKOS IN JERUSALEM

21/09/2013
Celebrated on Saturday the 8th/21st of September 2013, was the feast of the Nativity of Theotokos, fruit of the womb of the formerly barren St Anne, through her connection to St Joachim, and vessel for the incarnation by the Holy Spirit of God’s one and only Son and Logos, Our Lord Jesus Christ, for our salvation. More
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THE FEASTOF THE BEHEADING OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

11/09/2013
On Wednesday the 29th of August/11th of September 2013, the Patriarchate commemorated the beheading of John the Baptist. On the day of this venerable feast, a divine Liturgy was performed in the ancient church of St John the Baptist which lies in the Old City of Jerusalem, near the Church of the Resurrection. His Eminence Demetrios, Archbishop of Lydda, led the liturgy, with co-officiating Hieromonks...
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PRIEST NEWLY ORDAINED AT THE PATRIARCHATE

07/09/2013
On the morning of Saturday the 25th of August/7th of September 2013, deacon f. Savvas Haj, was ordained a priest during the divine Liturgy on the Horrendous Golgotha by the Most Reverend Isychios, Metropolitan of Kapitolias. Thus far serving in the Metropolis of Accra-Ptolemais, f. Savvas is now meant to serve as vicar at the Greek Orthodox (Rum Orthodox) Community of the city of Abelin in Northern...
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APODOSIS OF THE DORMITION – THE ASCENT OF THE ICON OF THEOTOKOS

05/09/2013
On Thursday the 23rd of August/5th September 2013, the Patriarchate of Jerusalem celebrated the Apodosis of the feast of the Dormition of Theotokos, namely the completion of an eight-day span during which troparia of this feast dedicated to the Mother of God were chanted. On the day of the Apodosis (Leave-Taking), in accordance with the order of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the icon of the Dormition...
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