DOXOLOGY ON THE NATIONAL CELEBRATION OF 25TH MARCH

27/03/2017
At 10:30 am on Monday 14th/27th March 2017, a Doxology was celebrated at the Catholicon of the Most Holy Church of the Resurrection, as a thanksgiving to our God, who fortified our nation in order to be liberated from the four hundred years of Turkish slavery; there was also a Deisis to God for the repose of the souls of our brothers and fathers who fought for their faith and country and died gloriously. The...
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HIS BEATITUDE’S THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM NAME DAY

25/03/2017
On Saturday, 12th/25th March 2017, the Name Day of H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos was celebrated (transferred from Wednesday) by the Patriarchate. His Beatitude bears the name of one of the Holy Forty Martyrs of the lake of Sabastia in Pontus, who celebrate on 9th March. In the evening On Friday evening the feast began with the reading of the 9th Hour at the Monastic Church...
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REMARKS OF H.H.B. THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM AT THE RECEPTION AFTER THE RE-DEDICATION OF THE SACRED EDICULE

22/03/2017
22 March 2017 “Your All- Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Your Paternity, Father Francesco, Your Beatitude, Patriarch Nourhan, Your Excellency, Archbishop Pierre Battista, Your Excellency, Archbishop Lazzarotto, the Papal Nuncio, Beloved Fellow Heads of the Churches of the Holy Land, Your Excellency, the Prime Minister of Greece, Respected Members of the Civic, Governmental, and Diplomatic...
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THE CEREMONY MARKING THE COMPLETION OF THE RESTORATION PROJECT OF THE SACRED EDICULE OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE

On Wednesday morning, 9th/22nd March 2017, the ceremony marking the completion of the restoration and rehabilitation of the Sacred Edicule of the Holy Sepulchre took place in front of the Sacred Edicule. This project began one year ago, by the initiative of Jerusalem Patriarchate and the agreement among the Christian Communities, the Franciscans and the Armenians; the research study and the work were...
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ADDRESS OF H.H.B. THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM AT THE CEREMONY MARKING THE COMPLETION OF THE RESTORATION PROJECT OF THE SACRED EDICULE

  22 March 2017   Your All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Your Paternity, Father Francesco, Your Beatitude, Patriarch Nourhan, Your Excellency, Archbishop Pierbattista, Your Excellency, Archbishop Lazzarotto, the Pappal Nuncio, Beloved Fellow Heads of the Churches of the Holy Land, Respected Members of the Civic, Governmental, and Diplomatic Services, Esteemed Professor Moropoulou...
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SUNDAY OF THE ADORATION OF THE PRECIOUS AND LIFE-GIVING CROSS AT THE PATRIARCHATE (2017)

19/03/2017
On the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent, 6th/19th March 2017, the feast of the Adoration of the Precious and Life-giving Cross was celebrated by the Patriarchate, as established by the Church, so that by the Sacred Cross of Christ, through which we have been saved and deified, the faithful are strengthened in their struggle of fasting, in order to reach the Holy Easter, meaning the participation in the Cross...
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THE FEAST OF SAINT GERASIMOS AT THE PATRIARCHATE

17/03/2017
 On Friday 4th/17th March, 2017, the feast of St. Gerasimos of the Jordan was observed by the Patriarchate, at the Holy Monastery which is named after him, located in the desert of Jordan, near the banks of the river in the Dead Sea. St. Gerasimos founded this Monastery coming to the Holy Land from Lycia of Asia Minor, guiding thousands of monks and laity in the Orthodox life, which confesses...
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HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM AT THE CEREMONY OF THE 70TH INCORPORATION ANNIVERSARY OF THE DODECANESE WITHIN GREECE

06/03/2017
In order to participate at the festivities on the 70th anniversary of the incorporation of the Dodecanese within Greece, and the presentation of the restoration project of the Holy Edicule, invited by the Mayor of Rhodes Mr. Fotios Chatzidiakos, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, arrived at Rhodes airport from Jerusalem by Aegean air, escorted by Geronda Secretary-General...
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THE FEAST OF THE SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY AT THE PATRIARCHATE

05/03/2017
On Sunday, 20th February/5th March 2017, the Feast of Orthodoxy was celebrated by the Patriarchate. The Feast is about the setting up of the holy icons in the Churches of the Byzantine Empire after the more than a century harsh persecution by the iconoclasts, who had denied the veneration of icons under the influence of other religions. The church has adopted the holy icons as a confirmation of the...
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THE FIRST PART OF THE SALUTATIONS AT THE PATRIARCHATE

03/03/2017
 On Friday evening of the First Week of Great Lent, at the Catholicon of the Most Holy Church of the Resurrection and within the Service of the Great Compline, the Canon of the Theotokos was sung and the First Part of the Salutations to the Most Holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary was recited by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, who officiated the whole Service; singing...
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