In category : Chronicle,Various Speeches — @ 10:00


9 January 2018

Your Beatitudes,

Your Eminences,

Your Graces,

Beloved Members of our Respective Churches and Communities,

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

We are delighted to greet you, dear Friends, at this joyous season, and we thank you for your Christmas greetings. As we sing in our worship (More…)

In category : Liturgic Life — @ 13:00

On Monday December 26, 2017/ January 8, 2018, one day after Christmas, the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood celebrated the Feasts of Christmas and of the Synaxis of the Theotokos at the Monastic Church of the glorious and equal to the apostles Saints Constantine and Helen.

On this feast, the Church honours especially the Theotokos as the most significant person who contributed in the mystery of the incarnation of her Son and God’s Logos and the salvation for us humans. (More…)

In category : Letters-Messages,Liturgic Life — @ 11:00

The Feast of Christ’s Nativity was celebrated by the Patriarchate according to the tradition and order at the Basilica of the Nativity and the God-receiving Cave in the town of Bethlehem, on Sunday December 25, 2017/ January 7, 2018.

The Feast began with the Service of Matins at 10.30 p.m. on the night of Christmas Eve, December 24, 2017/ January 6, 2018 with the entrance through the Baptism Gate and the welcome of the officiating Patriarchal Commissioner Most Reverend Metropolitan Isychios of Kapitolias. (More…)

In category : Liturgic Life — @ 22:00

The celebration of Christmas Eve began on Saturday morning December 24, 2017/ January 6, 2018, according to the Church Order and the Status Quo of the Patriarchate.

At 11.15 a.m. of this day, His Beatitude the Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos left the Patriarchate in a formal procession, and from Jaffa Gate He was taken to the Monastery of Prophet Elijah by the Patriarchate entourage of vehicles.  (More…)

In category : Liturgic Life — @ 14:00

Christmas was celebrated with ecclesiastical brilliance in Doha, Qatar.

The Service of Matins was followed by the D. Liturgy in the Arabic and English languages on Sunday evening December 11/24 2017.

On Monday morning December 12/25 2017, Matins and the D. Liturgy were celebrated in the Greek and Romanic languages, at the presence of the Consul of Greece in Doha Mr. Iannis Zemolosidis, the Military attaché General Panayiotis Krikis and the participation of the Christian congregation of the local Church. (More…)

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