In category : Current News — @ 12:00

On Tuesday morning, 31st May/13th June 2017, the tonsure of the novice and graduate of the Patriarchal School of the Holy Zion Panayiotis Xenakis took place at the Chapel of the Holy Pentecost in the Patriarchate.

Novice Panayiotis was tonsured by His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos and was named Patrick, at the presence of Hagiotaphite Fathers. St. Patrick was a Hieromartyr and Bishop of Proussa. (More…)

In category : Chronicle — @ 09:00

The Patriarchate website announces beforehand and informs its followers that our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos will visit Cappadocia from 16th to 20th (new calendar) of June 2017, as a guest of the All-Holy Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomeos. Details will be announced during the visit. (More…)

In category : Liturgic Life,Various Speeches — @ 14:00

On Sunday, 29th May, day of the memory of the Martyr St. Theodosia the Virgin, according to the unmovable cycle of feasts and day of the memory of the Constantinople fall and 9th June, the Patriarchate celebrated according to the movable cycle of the Pentecostarion feasts the feast of the All Saints, who were fruit of the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, at the chapel inside the Holy Church of the Holy Monastery of Sayda Naya.

The festal Divine Liturgy was led by the Most Reverend Metropolitan Isychios of Kapitolias, who gave the following Sermon to the congregation that had filled the chapel; (More…)

In category : Liturgic Life,Speeches — @ 16:00


On Saturday, 28th May/10th June 2017, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, made a pastoral visit to the Greek Orthodox Arab-speaking Community of the town Zdeinde in north Israel, at the district of Acre.

This Community keeps a Holy Church in the honour of St. Patrick, Bishop of Proussa. In this Holy Church the Divine Liturgy was celebrated for the feast of the Apodosis of Pentecost, that is, the completion of eight days since the first day of celebration last Sunday, and the feast of St. Patrick which was transferred as it is normally observed on 19th May.

The Divine Liturgy was led by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem, with concelebrants the Most Reverend Metropolitan Kyriakos of Nazareth, the Most Reverend Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, and the Most Reverend Metropolitan Joachim of Helenoupolis, the Head of the Holy Church Fr. Ilias, Arab-speaking Priests from the neighbouring Communities and Deacon Agapios. Singing was the choir of Acre-Ptolemais, under the Patriarchal Commissioner Archimandrite Philotheos at the presence of the full congregation of St. Patrick’s Parish. (More…)

In category : Current News — @ 14:00

On Friday, 27th May/ 9th June 2017, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos received at the Patriarchate Fr. Nikolai Balasof, Dean Priest of the Moscow Patriarchate and associate of His Beatitude the Patriarch of Moscow Cyril.

On this visit, the Dean Priest Nikolai Balasof offered His Beatitude a copy of the icon of the Theotokos kept in the Church where he serves. (More…)

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