THE CUTTING OF THE NEW YEAR CAKE AT THE PATRIARCHATE

13/01/2018
 The traditional cutting of the New Year Cake on the commemoration of St. Basil and the New Civil Year 2018 took place at the Reception Hall of the Patriarchate on Saturday evening December 31, 2017 / January 13, 2018. The ceremony was attended by Hagiotaphite Fathers, clergy of the Patriarchate, the Consul General of Greece in Jerusalem Mr. Christos Sophianopoulos, pilgrims from Greece and faithful...
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A GROUP OF YOUNG PEOPLE FROM OUR CONGREGATION EXPRESSES THEIR SUPPORT TO THE PATRIARCH

 On Saturday morning, December 31, 2017, January 13, 2018, a group of young people, members of our congregation from areas of the Palestinian Territories and Israel visited the Patriarchate. The group was received by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos and Hagiotaphite Fathers. These young people expressed their Christmas wishes and their respect to His Beatitude and the Patriarchate,...
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VISITS OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCHES OF JERUSALEM FOR THE CHRISTMAS FEAST

09/01/2018
The Franciscan Church The Franciscan Brotherhood visited the Patriarchate on the occasion of Christmas under its Hegoumen Fr. Francesco Patton at 9.15 a.m. on Tuesday December 27, 2017/ January 9, 2018.  The Hegoumen addressed His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos on behalf of the Brotherhood, underlining the words of St. Maximus the Confessor, that the Son of God “became...
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ADDRESS OF H.H.B. THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM TO THE ARMENIAN DELEGATION ON THEIR VISIT TO THE PATRIARCHATE FOR THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY

  9 January 2018 Your Beatitude Patriarch Nourhan, Your Eminences, Your Graces, Beloved Members of our Respective Brotherhoods, Dear Fathers, We welcome you to our Rum Orthodox Patriarchate and we thank you very much for your greetings on the occasion of our celebration of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ. In this season we sing More
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ADDRESS OF H.H.B. THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM TO THE FRANCISCAN CUSTODY FOR THEIR VISIT TO THE PATRIARCH FOR THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY

  9 January 2018 Your Paternity, dear Father Francesco, Beloved Members of our respective Brotherhoods, Dear Fathers, We welcome you to our Patriarchate for this happy Feast, and we thank you for your kind greetings as we celebrate the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ. We sing with jubilation More
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ADDRESS OF H.H.B. THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM TO THE HEADS OF CHURCHES AND HEADS OF THE COMMUNITIES OF THE HOLY LAND ON THEIR VISIT FOR THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY

  9 January 2018 Your Beatitudes, Your Eminences, Your Graces, Beloved Members of our Respective Churches and Communities, Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, We are delighted to greet you, dear Friends, at this joyous season, and we thank you for your Christmas greetings. As we sing in our worship More
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THE CHRISTMAS FEAST AT THE PATRIARCHATE

07/01/2018
The Feast of Christ’s Nativity was celebrated by the Patriarchate according to the tradition and order at the Basilica of the Nativity and the God-receiving Cave in the town of Bethlehem, on Sunday December 25, 2017/ January 7, 2018. The Feast began with the Service of Matins at 10.30 p.m. on the night of Christmas Eve, December 24, 2017/ January 6, 2018 with the entrance through the Baptism Gate...
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VISITS OF THE HAGIOTAPHITE BROTHERHOOD ON THE OCCASION OF CHRISTMAS

29/12/2017
  On Friday December 16/29 2017, the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood under its Hegoumen His Beatitude the Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos paid the established visits on the occasion of Christmas for the Western Churches according to the Gregorian calendar. The visits were; More
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CHRISTMAS GREETINGS FROM H.H.B. THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS TO THE FRANCISCAN CUSTODY OF THE HOLY LAND

  Your Paternity Father Francesco, Your Eminences, Your Graces, Beloved Members of our Respective Fraternities, Dear Fathers, It is with great joy that we greet you, Your Excellency, dear Father Francesco, and your community as you celebrate the Incarnation of the Divine Logos, our Lord Jesus Christ, especially in this year in which you also mark the 800th anniversary of the presence of the Custody...
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CHRISTMAS GREETINGS FROM H.H.B. THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS TO THE APOSTOLIC ADMINISTRATOR OF THE LATIN PATRIARCHATE IN JERUSALEM

  Your Excellency, dear Archbishop Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem, Your Eminences, Your Graces, Dear Fathers, The whole creation rejoices at the birth of the incarnate Logos, as we hear in a beautiful hymn in the Orthodox tradition Let the creation now cast off all things old, beholding you, our Creator, made a child; for by your birth you shaped all...
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