In category : Chronicle,Speeches — @ 20:00

On Thursday afternoon, 28th April/11th May 2017, there was an award ceremony for the Patriarchate Lyceum Graduates’ School-Leaving Certificates, in the town of Beit Sahour.

The ceremony was honoured by the presence of H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, escorted by the Most Reverend Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, the Dragouman and Chairman of the School Board of the Arab-speaking Patriarchate Schools Archimandrite Mattheos, the Hegoumen of the H.Monastery of Beit Sahour Archimandrite Ignatios, Beit Sahour Priests, the Consul General of Greece in Jerusalem Mr. Christos Sophianopoulos, the representative of the Ministry of Education of the State of Palestine, the Beit Sahour representative of the Mayoralty, the Beit Sahour Police representative, the Cypriot Democracy representative in Palestine, the parents and the Beit Sahour Priests. (More…)



In category : Chronicle — @ 12:00

On Tuesday morning, 26th April/9th May 2017, a Foreign and European Affairs Committee of the Parliament of Cyprus, headed by the President of the Committee Mr. George Lillika, visited the Patriarchate, escorted by the Ambassador of Cyprus in Tel Aviv Mrs. Thessalia Siambou.

The Committee was warmly received by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos with Geronda Secretary-General Most Reverend Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, and other Hagiotaphite Fathers. (More…)



In category : Chronicle — @ 15:00

On Monday afternoon, 25th April/ 8th May 2017, three members of the Greek Parliament visited the Patriarchate, Professor Mr. Constantine Douzinas, Mr. Demetrios Emmanouelidis and Mr. George Koumoutsakos, escorted by the Consul General of Greece in Jerusalem Mr. Sophianopoulos.

The above mentioned members of the Greek Parliament were received by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, with Geronda Secretary-General Most Reverend Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, and Dragouman Archimandrite Mattheos. (More…)



In category : Chronicle,Speeches — @ 20:00

On Sunday afternoon, 24th April/ 7th May 2017, the ceremony on the installation of the Archbishop of Canterbury took place in an Anglican Church in Jerusalem. Mr. Justin Welby was installed as the “Episcopal Canon” of Mount Carmel at St. George Cathedral of the Anglican Church in Jerusalem. (More…)



In category : Chronicle,Speeches — @ 19:00

 

His Beatitude Theophilos III

Patriarch of Jerusalem

Sunday 7 May 2017

Your Grace, Archbishop Justin,

Dear Mrs. Welby,

Your Grace Archbishop Suheil,

Dear Father Hosam,

Your Eminences,

Your Graces,

Dear Fathers,

Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Christ is risen!

On behalf of the Churches and Christian Communities of the Holy Land, we congratulate you, dear Archbishop Justin, on your installation into the Canonry of Mount Carmel in this cathedral.

This blessed occasion is a significant sign of your relationship to the Holy Land. For in both our Orthodox and Anglican traditions, we recognize the importance of the rootedness of the Church’s ministry in, and the Church’s relationship to, communities of faithful Christians. In both our traditions, the ordained are grounded in local communities, to emphasise that we bear a responsibility for that particular community of people. In the Church, there is no pastor without a community, and no community without a pastor. (More…)



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