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FOURTH PROGRESS REPORT ON HOLY AEDICULA RESTORATION PROJECT

16/12/2016
Before noon on Friday the 3rd/16th of December 2016, Professor Antonia Moropoulou of the National Technical University of Athens presented an update on the restoration works carried out on the Holy Aedicula to the Steering Committee and the Project Owner Committee, namely the Leaders of the three Communities, Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem, Custos Francesco Patton and the Armenian Archbishop Sevan...
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GREEK PRIME MINISTER INSPECTS RESTORATION WORKS ON THE HOLY AEDICULA

08/12/2016
On the morning of Thursday, the 25th of November/8th of December 2016, the Prime Minister of Greece, Mr Alexis Tsipras, whilst on a visit to Israel, demonstrated in practical terms his interest in the ongoing restoration works on the Aedicula of the Holy Sepulchre, carried out by the Interdisciplinary Team of the National Technical University of Athens. The Prime Minister arrived at David’s Gate,...
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CONSECRATION OF ST GEORGE CHURCH IN PEKI’IN, NORTHERN ISRAEL

26/11/2016
On Saturday, the 13th/26th of November 2016, H.B. Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, performed the consecration ceremony for St George the Great Martyr Church of the Rum Orthodox Arabic-speaking Community in the town of Peki’in, Northern Israel, that falls under the Bishopric of Acre. Built over recent years, the Church was decorated on the economic and moral subvention of the Patriarchate so as...
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PASTORAL VISIT OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM IN MAFRAQ, JORDAN

13/11/2016
On Saturday, the 30th of October/12th of November 2016, H.B. Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, crossed the bridge of the River Jordan to arrive at the Patriarchate’s Bishopric in Amman, from where He left for the city of Mafraq, Northern Jordan. The Patriarch was accompanied by the Elder Secretary-General, Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, Metropolitan Joachim of Zambia, Archimandrite Hieronymos,...
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THE REMOVAL OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE’S SLAB

26/10/2016
On the evening of Wednesday, the 13th/26th of October 2016, His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, accompanied by the Patriarchal Commissioner, Metropolitan Isychios of Kapitolias, the Elder Secretary-General, Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, the Acting Dragoman, Archimandrite Mathew, the Master of Ceremonies, Archimandrite Bartholomew and other Hagiotaphites walked to the All-holy...
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PRESENTATION OF RESTORATION PROJECT ON THE HOLY AEDICULA AT YAD IZHAK BEN ZVI INSTITUTE

At noon on Wednesday, the 13th/26th of October 2016, Ms Antonia Moropoulou, Professor at the National Technical University of Athens, presented the successful ongoing project of conservation and restoration of the Aedicula of the Holy Sepulchre along its various phases, aspects and perspectives, in the presence of His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, and Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina,...
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BLESSING OF THE WATER RITES AT THE PATRIARCHATE’S ARABIC SCHOOLS

22/10/2016
On the occasion of the beginning of the new school year for 2016-2017, blessing of the water rites were performed between the 3rd/16th of October to the 9th/22nd of October 2016 at the Patriarchate’s Arabic Schools, namely: St Demetrios in Jerusalem, The Shepherds in Beit Sahour, St George in Ramallah and Taybeh in the town of Taybeh, adjacent to Ramallah. More
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EYDAP REPRESENTATIVES PARTICIPATE IN RESTORATION WORKS ON THE HOLY SEPULCHRE

21/10/2016
On Friday, the 8th/21st of October 2016, representatives of EYDAP, the Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company, namely Antonios Angelopoulos (Geophysicist), Elias Karambelas (Mechanical Engineer) and Demetrios Tambakeras (Robotic Systems Manager) visited Patriarche Theophilos of Jerusalem. The visit was realized on the initiative of Professor A. Moropoulou, coordinator of restoration works on the...
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THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY SPONSORS THE RESTORATION OF THE HOLY AEDICULA

17/10/2016
On Monday, the 4th/17th of October 2016, the Heads of the three major Christian Communities, namely Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem, f. Francesco, Custos in the Holy Land, and the Armenian Patriarch in Jerusalem, H.B. Nourhan Manougian, and their entourages, met with the President of the Palestinian State, His Excellency Mr Mahmoud Abbas Abu-Mazen. During the meeting, Patriarch Theophilos addressed...
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COMPLETION OF RESTORATION WORKS ON ST THEKLA CHAPEL AT THE PATRIARCHATE

06/10/2016
On the morning of the 23rd of September/6th of October 2016, on the conclusion of the divine Liturgy at the monastic church of Sts Constantine and Helen, His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, accompanied by Hagiotaphite Fathers, read the prayer on the disturbance of the Holy Altar at the adjacent chapel of St Thekla the Great Martyr and Equal to the Apostles. The Altar had been moved because...
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