In category : Liturgic Life — @ 17:00

On Monday 21st November/4th December 2017, the Patriarchate celebrated the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos in the Temple, at the Holy Monastery dedicated in this event, know under the name “Megali Panagia”.

On this feast, the Church commemorates the event of St. Joachim and Anna  dedicated the “three-year-old” Theotokos to the Temple of Solomon, and she entered in the “Holy of Holies” being fed by the Angels until the Priests delivered her to Joseph her betrothed, in order to protect her as a chosen vessel of God, so that she would incarnate by the Holy Spirit the Son and Logos of God, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. (More…)

In category : Chronicle,Liturgic Life — @ 15:30

On Monday 21st November/4th December 2017, on the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos, the Patriarchal and Multi-Episcopal co-celebration of the Divine Liturgy took place at the Holy Church of the Saviour Christ in Moscow.

This co-celebration was officiated by His Beatitude the Patriarch of Alexandria Theodoros, with co-celebrants the Heads of the other Orthodox Churches and the Archbishops escorting them, and approximately 300 Archbishops of the Russian Orthodox Church who participated in the Synod for this festivity. There were also Hieromonks and Hierodeacons, while the choir of the Holy Church of the Saviour served in the chanting. Participants also in prayer were many Priests, monks, nuns and laity, all of them glorifying God in one confession of faith. (More…)

In category : Liturgic Life — @ 14:00

On Sunday 20th November/3rd December 2017, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the Metochion of the Holy Sepulchre in Moscow near the Kremlin, which bears the name of the Resurrection of the Lord and of the Holy Apostle Philip; the Church and has been preserved despite the communist persecution against the Christians.

The Divine Liturgy was celebrated by Geronda Secretary General Most Reverend Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, at the presence of His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, the Most Reverend Archbishops of the Church of Russia, Bishop Tikhon of Polonosk and Most Reverend Metropolitan Theodosios of Tabov and Raskalovo, with co-celebrant Priests ministering at this Metochion, and Archdeacon Mark. (More…)

In category : Chronicle,Speeches — @ 21:00

On Saturday evening 19th November/2nd December 2017, soon after the termination of the Assembly of the Sacred Synod of the Hierarchy of the Russian Church, His Beatitude the Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos had a meeting with His Beatitude the Patriarch of Moscow Cyril.

In this meeting, His Beatitude the Patriarch of Moscow Cyril thanked His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos for the welcoming reception He always offers the Russian pilgrims and politicians and for His position regarding the issue of Ukraine.

 His Beatitude the Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos replied as per the address in the link below: (More…)

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

An Address on the occasion of the celebration

of the Centenary of the Sacred Local Council

of the Russian Orthodox Church 1917-1918

and the restoration of the Patriarchate


His Beatitude Theophilos III

Patriarch of Jerusalem

2 December 2017

We rejoice with your Your Holiness and all the Bishops, clergy, monastics, and faithful of the Russian Orthodox Church at home and abroad, in this year of the centenary celebrations of the Great Moscow Council and the Restoration of the Patriarchate, and we bring with us the blessings of the Most Holy and Life-giving Tomb of our Lord Jesus Chris and the prayers of the Christian community of the Holy Land. (More…)

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