PASCHA MESSAGE OF H.H.B. THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS III

30/03/2018
THEOPHILOS III By the Mercy of God Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem  and all Palestine To members of the Church, grace and mercy and peace from the All-holy and Life-giving Tomb of the Resurrected Christ.                     Christ is risen from the dead Having destroyed the bonds of death Earth proclaim...
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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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MESSAGE OF HIS HOLY BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS III ON THE OCCASION OF CHRISTMAS 2017

19/12/2017
  “He that was begotten of the Father before the morning star without a mother, is today on earth become incarnate of thee without a father; wherefore, a star announceth the good tidings to the Magi; and the Angels with shepherds hymn thy seedless childbirth, O Full of Grace.” (Kontakion: Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos)   During the joyous and glorious period of the Holy Twelve-days...
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THE CHRISTMAS MESSAGE OF THE PATRIARCHS AND HEADS OF LOCAL CHURCHES IN JERUSALEM

17/12/2017
“But the angel said to them [the shepherds], “Do not be afraid; for see – I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born…a saviour, who is the Messiah, the Lord” (Luke 2.10). At this moment the world’s gaze is fixed on Jerusalem, a city that is holy to all Abrahamic faiths. We, the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem, as we approach the celebration...
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MESSAGE OF H.H.BEATITUDE FOR THE FEAST OF PASCHA 2017

09/04/2017
THEOPHILOS III By the Mercy of God Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine to all members of the Church, grace and mercy and peace from the All-Holy and Life-Giving Sepulchre of the Resurrected Christ.   “Christ is risen from the dead, The fristfruits of those that sleep: The firstborn of all creation And maker of all created things!” (Stichoiron of Paschal Praises tone 3)   It...
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MESSAGE OF HIS BEATITUDE, THEOPHILOS III, PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM, FOR CHRISTMAS 2016

20/12/2016
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...
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DECLARATION OF THE COUNCIL OF RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY LEADERS IN ISRAEL.

02/11/2016
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...
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MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCES FROM THE HOLY & GREAT COUNCIL OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH TO H.M. KING ABDULLAH II IBN AL HUSSEIN.

22/06/2016
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 In Amman   Your Majesty, 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...
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MESSAGE BY H.B. THEOPHILOS, PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM, ON THE OCCASION OF EASTER 2016

24/04/2016
24/04/2016   In the Holy City of Jerusalem, EASTER 2016   THEOPHILOS III 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 through...
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MESSAGE OF HIS BEATITUDE THEOPHILOS, PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM, ON THE OCCASION OF CHRISTMAS 2015

21/12/2015
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...
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