In category : Liturgic Life — @ 09:00

The feast of Thomas Sunday was celebrated by the Patriarchate according to the Typikon order and the Status Quo of worship on Sunday April 2/15, at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

On this Sunday the Church commemorates Thomas’ good unfaithfulness, which was changed by his faith when eight days after His Resurrection, he saw the Resurrected Lord, and put his hands on the wounds of the nails and said : “My Lord and my God”, according to Gospel narrative (John 20:19-31).

The feast was celebrated:

  1. In the evening at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre with Vespers, officiated by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, with the participation in prayer of Hagiotaphite Archbishops and co-celebrants at the Service the Hagiotaphite Hieromonks, with first in rank Elder Kamarasis Archimandrite Nectarios, and Archdeacon Mark. The right choir was led by Archimandrite Aristovoulos and the left by Mr. Constantinos Spyropoulos, while the Service was attended by faithful from Jerusalem and pilgrims.

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In category : Current News,Speeches — @ 14:00

On Tuesday of the Bright Week, March 28/April 2018, the non-Orthodox Christian Denominations visited the Patriarchate on the occasion of the Orthodox Feast of Easter, according to the Status Quo of worship, which enables the peaceful co-existence in the Holy Land.

This visits took place according to the following order: (More…)



In category : Chronicle — @ 12:00

 

10 April 2018

This speech was not delivered in person,

 but is sent to the Armenian community

 via this website.

His Beatitude Theophilos III

Patriarch of Jerusalem

Your Beatitude Patriarch Nourhan,

Your Eminences,

Your Graces,

Beloved Members of our Respective Brotherhoods,

Dear Fathers,

Christ is risen!

We welcome you to our Patriarchate in this Bright Week, and we thank you for your Easter greetings. As we celebrate together this Feast of Feasts, we do so in the words of this Paschal hymn; (More…)



In category : Chronicle — @ 11:30

10 April 2018

This speech was not delivered in person,

 but is sent to the Armenian community

via this website

His Beatitude Theophilos III

Patriarch of Jerusalem

Your Beatitude Patriarch Nourhan,

Your Eminences,

Your Graces,

Beloved Members of our Respective Brotherhoods,

Dear Fathers,

Christ is risen!

We greet you, Your Beatitude, the members of your Brotherhood, and the Armenian Community of Jerusalem and the Holy Land, and wish you the blessings of this Holy and Great Paschal Feast. As we sing at this time; (More…)



In category : Chronicle — @ 11:00

 

10 April 2018

His Beatitude Theophilos III

Patriarch of Jerusalem

Your Beatitudes,

Your Excellences,

Your Eminences,

Your Graces,

Dear Fathers,

We thank you, dear Friends, for your greetings to us in this joyful Paschal season, and we recall the words of a beautiful Paschal hymn:

A Pascha of delight…has dawned for us,

 a Pascha whereon let us embrace one another with joy.

(From the stichera of Pascha)

We can never forget that joy is at the heart of our Paschal proclamation, a joy that overcomes fear, a joy that mends disunity, a joy that triumphs over death, a joy that brings forth freedom and hope. We must never lose this aspect of our faith, for such joy, the joy that bursts forth from the Empty Tomb, is a sure safeguard against the changes and chances of an uncertain and confused world. (More…)



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