In category : Current News,Speeches — @ 20:00

Amman – 12 August 2017

Good afternoon.

We thank you all for coming to this press conference.

We are here today to deliver this message from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II,   who, according to the Status Quo and international law, is the acknowledged custodian of both Islamic and Christian Holy Sites in Our beloved Holy Land.

Over the past weeks,   Our Holy City of Jerusalem has been riding turbulent waves of developments that have thrown Our Patriarchate,   along with all the other Churches and Christian communities of the Holy Land,   into the rough seas of political tensions and agendas.   The latest of which is the well-known decision in the “Jaffa Gate” case, that so crossed the lines of justice and reasonableness.

We have stood silent,   bearing patient witness   to a harsh campaign against Us and against Our Patriarchate,   that seemed to grow in strength daily with false accusations and slander,   targeting Our heritage and Our integrity.   Today, it is Our call of duty and Our commitment,   entrusted to Us by the Lord, that lead Us to break Our silence and say:   Enough is Enough. (More…)

In category : Liturgic Life,Speeches,Various Speeches — @ 13:00

On Thursday, 28th July / 10th August 2017, the Patriarchate celebrated the memory of our Father among the Saints John the New Chozevite, from Romania, at the Holy Monastery of the Saints George and John the Chozevites, where he lived in ascesis and slept in the Lord.

This Saint was canonized by the Jerusalem Patriarchate in the year of our salvation 2015.

At the Holy Monastery of his repentance, and for his honour, the Vigil was officiated by His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, starting in the evening and finishing with the Divine Liturgy at dawn on Thursday. (More…)

In category : Liturgic Life — @ 13:00

On Wednesday 27th July /9th August 2017, the Patriarchate celebrated the memory of the Holy glorious Great Martyr and healer Panteleimon at the Holy Monastery dedicated to him and St. Cyril, which is located between St. Demetrios School and the wall of Jaffa Gate, near Gloria hotel, where the Patriarchate hospital used to be.

The Church honours St. Panteleimon as a doctor by profession, who came from Nicomedea and healed his patients for free, he confessed Christ and martyred in 305 A.D. during the reign of Maximian through many tortures, which he endured patiently and remained unharmed, until he was beheaded by an executioner, offering his head willingly in order to martyr for Christ. (More…)

In category : Liturgic Life — @ 11:00

On Tuesday 26th July / 8th August 2017, the memory of the Holy Great Martyr Paraskevi was observed, who martyred in Rome at the reign of the Emperor Antoninus in 140 A.D.

At the Holy Monastery of St. Basil, due to the icon of the Saint which is kept there, Vespers in the evening and the Divine Liturgy in the morning of the feast were led by the Master of Ceremonies of the Patriarchate Archimandrite Bartholomew, with co-celebrant the Archdeacon Mark and the choir leader of the Church of Saints Constantine and Helen Archimandrite Eusevios was singing, at the participation of a congregation of monks, nuns and members of the community of Jerusalem. (More…)

In category : Chronicle — @ 10:00

On Monday 25th July / 7th August 2017, the new Abbess of the Nunnery named of the Olive Grove on the Mount of Olives, Nun Barbara, escorted by the representative of the Russian Orthodox Church Expatriates, which has been in communion for several years with the Moscow Patriarchate, and by her daughter in the flesh who is also a nun in that Monastery, visited His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, in order to receive His blessing on her election and appointing as the Abbess of the aforementioned Monastery, replacing the so far appointed Abbess who is gravely ill. (More…)

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