In category : Letters-Messages — @ 19:00

His Beatitude Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III has sent the following letter to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, His Excellency Mr. Dmitri Medvedev President of the Russian Federation and to His Excellency Mr. Vladimir Putin the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation expressing the Patriarchate’s solidarity with the Russian people amidst these tragic times of misfortune emanating from the ecological damage and catastrophes in the historical and beautiful city of Moscow and its environs, due to the many raging fires:


In category : Liturgic Life — @ 20:00

The Holy Monastery of the Great Martyr Saint Panteleimon the Healer is situated in the Christian quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, between the Patriarchate and David’s Gate (Jaffa Gate).  (More…)

In category : Projects — @ 20:00

On Friday  31st of July  /8th of August  2010 at the Patriarchate, His Beatitude Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III received the Community Council of Jaffa on the occasion of  the agreed settlement between the Community  Council and the Patriarchate, following a court dispute that had lasted twenty five years .  This is a significant achievement for the harmonious relations between the Patriarchate and its flock. (More…)

In category : Chronicle — @ 22:20

On Tuesday 21st of July / 3d of August 2010, a group of African Religious Leaders, Christian and Muslim, led by Rabbi Dr. David Rozen, visited the Patriarchate.  Coming from 6 African countries and numbering around 15 persons, they were received by His Beatitude Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III.  They were invited by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the American Jewish Committee as religious leaders of Muslim and Christian Communities in Africa, for the purpose of exploring possibilities for a more in depth dialogue and closer religious cooperation with the Middle East, all for the benefit of the peace process which currently remains at an impasse. (More…)

In category : Interviews — @ 12:00

The following article which includes the interview of His Beatitude was published by The Jerusalem Post Christian Edition in July 2010:

The ‘original’ Church

The Greek Orthodox Church: Patriarchate of Jerusalem

By Dov Preminger

Quietly navigating its way through 1,500 years of history, the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem has had an unbroken presence in the Holy Land since the first centuries of Christendom. The Church considers itself to be the Mother Church of Christianity, and has preached the same doctrine since the time of Jesus. (More…)

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