In category : Liturgic Life — @ 19:00

On Cheese Fare Sunday evening, 13th/26th February 2017, H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem read the prayer of forgiveness due to the beginning of the Great Lent on the following day, Ash Monday, at the service of the Small Compline, in the Monastic Church of Saints Constantine and Helen. (More…)

In category : Chronicle — @ 19:00

On Friday evening, 11th/24th February 2017, a fifteen-member team of the Christian humanitarian United Church of Christ Organization visited the Patriarchate, headed by the Executive in Middle East and Europe, Mr. Peter Makari.

This Christian humanitarian team, which actively supports the Syrian refuges in Jordan and other countries, among which is Greece, was warmly received by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, with Geronda Secretary-General Most Reverend Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, at the presence of the Professor of the N.T.U. Mrs. Antonia Moropoulou. (More…)

In category : Synodical Decisions — @ 14:00

On Friday, 11th/ 24th February 2017, the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem met, chaired by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos and discussed matters related to the Patriarchate and decided: (More…)

In category : Chronicle — @ 14:00

On Thursday, 10th/ 23rd February 2017, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos honoured with the distinguished honour of the Cross bearer of the Holy Sepulchre the President of the Middle East Hilton Hotels, Mr. Rudi S.K. Iagersbacher, in recognition of his piety and support to the Patriarchate. (More…)

In category : Liturgic Life — @ 13:00

On Thursday 10th/23rd February 2017, the feast of the Hieromartyr St. Charalambos was celebrated by the Patriarchate at his Holy Monastery, located on the north side of the Church of the Resurrection, by the end of Via Dolorosa.

According to the Synaxarion of the Church, St. Charalambos was a Priest to the Christians in Magnesia, capital of Thessaly, and became a martyr through torture and beheading at the time of the Emperor Septimius Severus in 198 A.D.

For this feast, there was Vespers in the evening and the Divine Liturgy in the morning at the homonymous Holy Monastery of the Old City of Jerusalem, officiated by the Most Reverend Archbishop Theophanis of Gerassa, and co-officiating, Archimandrite Charalambos, Presbyter Fr. Farah and Archdeacon Mark; singing was the choir leader of the H. Church of Saints Constantine and Helen Archimandrite Eusevios, at the presence of a big congregation of the Greek Orthodox nuns of Jerusalem, and pilgrims from Greece, Russia and Romania. (More…)

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