In category : Chronicle,Speeches — @ 11:00

The visit of our Patriarchate to the Armenian Patriarchate for their joint Feast of Christmas and Theophany, in return of their visit on our Christmas Feast, took place on Saturday morning, January 7/20, 2018.

On this visit His Beatitude and His entourage of Hagiotaphite Fathers were received by the Armenian Patriarch Manukian Nourhan and the Armenian Brotherhood in Jerusalem. His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos addressed the Armenian Brotherhood as follows:

“Your Beatitude, Patriarch Nourhan,

Your Eminences,

Your Graces,

Beloved Members of our respective Brotherhoods,

Dear Fathers,

As you celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, we wish to express to you our Christmas and Epiphany greetings, and we recall the beautiful words of one of our Christmas services: (More…)

In category : Liturgic Life — @ 10:30

The Feast of the Synaxis of the Venerable Forerunner John was celebrated by the Patriarchate at the H. Monastery dedicated to him on the south-west side of the Church of the Resurrection, on Saturday, January 7/20, 2018.

When we say synaxis (gathering) of the Venerable Forerunner John, we mean the gathering for us Christians to especially honour the Venerable Forerunner as the one who performed the sacrament of the baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ. (More…)

In category : Liturgic Life — @ 15:00

On Friday January 6/19, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the Feast of Epiphany, as the commemoration of the baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ by St. John the Baptist in the river Jordan. At that time the humankind experienced the Trinitarian Theophany; the Son being baptized, the Father witnessing with a heavenly voice “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matt. 17.5) and the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove confirming the truthfulness of the word. This was done for the remission of our sins and our rebirth through the baptism of the sinless God-man.

This Feast of the Lord was initially celebrated by the Service of the Blessing of Waters by His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos at the Catholicon. (More…)

In category : Liturgic Life — @ 13:00

The Forefeast of Theophany was celebrated by the Patriarchate according to the Typikon order of the Church and the Status Quo of the Patriarchate, on Thursday January 5/18, 2018.

After the Service of Matins at the Monastic Church of Saints Constantine and Helen on the morning of the aforementioned day, the Service of Royal Hours of Theophany followed, officiated by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos. (More…)

In category : Current News — @ 22:00

The cutting of the New Year Cake at the Patriarchal School of Zion took place on Monday afternoon, January 2/25, 2018. During the reception the School Director Reverend Archimandrite Mattheos welcomed H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos. (More…)

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