It was the good pleasure of the Father:
The Word is made flesh.
The Virgin gives birth to God made man.
A star announces the glad tidings.
Shepherds are amazed, and Wise Men worship
And creation is filled with mighty joy.
(Troparion of Christmas Praises)
The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church of Christ jubilantly celebrates today “a strange and most wonderful mystery” (Katavasiae of...
November 2, 2016
We, the leaders of the major religions in Israel and members of the Council of Religious Community Leaders, believe in the Creator, who rules the world with benevolence and mercy, and requires of us to live with all persons in peace and mutual respect.
Our religious heritages teach that peace and the pursuit of justice are the will of God, and we as religious leaders bear particular...
At the Orthodox Academy of Crete, on the 22th of June 2016
His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein
King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
The Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church would like to express its deepest sympathies and convey its warmest prayers to the beloved Jordanian people, having been informed of the horrifying violence that took place on...
In the Holy City of Jerusalem, EASTER 2016
By the grace of God Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem
and all Palestine
of all the congregation of the Church, grace and mercy and peace
from the Holy Sepulchre
of the Resurrected Christ.
“Hail, O Holy Sion,
mother of Churches,
dwelling of God;
For you were the first to receive
the absolution of sins
Jerusalem, 21 December 2015
Today Bethlehem welcomes
the one who sits for ever by the Father,
today angels godly praise
the born infant,
glory to God in the highest heaven and on earth peace,
good will to people.
(Idiomelon of Christmas Matins).
The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Orthodox Church of Christ across the world celebrates today as it pastorally declares to its members and...
On Thursday, the 2nd/15th of October 2015, His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, addressed a message to the Fifth Pre-synodical Conference in Chambésy, Geneva, where the Patriarchate of Jerusalem is represented by the Most Reverend Isychios, Metropolitan of Kapitolias, His Eminence Aristarchos, Archbishop of Constantina, and Mr Theodoros Yangou, Professor of Canon Law at the Aristotle...
Tel Aviv, 21 June 2015
The Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem
It gives me great pleasure to invite you to meet with the alumni of the Academic Exchange Mission to Israel, who participate in the 2015 mission.
As you may know, the Academic Exchange (AE) is an initiative of the Yitzhak Rabin Center in Israel. Our primary mission is to strengthen the academic community’s...
Jerusalem, the 15th of April 2015
To the Most Distinguished President of “St Maximus the Greek” Institute, and President of the PEMPTOUSIA online magazine, Dr Nikolaos Gouraros, beloved in the Lord child of our Mediocrity, by the grace and peace of God the Father.
In response to your request set forth in an email dated 12 January 2015, the Patriarchate is represented at the First Conference on...
By God’s Mercy Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem
and all Palestine,
to the entire flock of the Church
in grace and mercy and peace from the All-holy and Life-giving Sepulcher
of the Resurrected Christ.
“Christ rose from the dead,
the commencement of the departed, the First-Born
of creation and Creator of all events
renovating in Him the cleansed nature of our genus.
Monday, 22 December 2014.
Today the angels in the sky dance
And the whole universe delights
in the birth of the Lord and Saviour in Bethlehem.
Because every fallacy of idols now ceases
and Christ shall rule for all time.
(Nativity Verses for Christmas Procession)
The Orthodox Church of Christ celebrates, today and for all twelve merry days of the Dodekaorton, an event miraculous...