In category : Chronicle,Speeches — @ 13:00


His Beatitude Theophilos III
Patriarch of Jerusalem

27 November 2017

Your Excellency Mr Speaker,

Your Excellency Mr Azoulay,

Beloved Fellow Heads of the Churches and Leaders of the other Faith Communities, Distinguished Ministers

Respected Members of the Knesset,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

As we look to the upcoming season of light and renewal to all our communities of faith in the Holy Land, especially the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities, we are very glad to be here for this event that is focused on encouraging tolerance and harmony between religious communities in Israel.

We believe very strongly that we have in our history a long experience of peaceful co-existence and a great deal of practice in mutual understanding and respect between the great religious traditions of this region. We have lived side by side for generations in this land that has a unique identity, for it has become the place of the human-divine encounter, and we are keenly aware of the rhythm of each other’s lives.

We are celebrating the 10th anniversary of our Council of Religious Communities, itself a testimony to our commitment to this aspect of the multi-ethnic, multi-religious multi-cultural landscape in which we have all lived for millennia. (More…)

In category : Chronicle — @ 18:30

On Sunday 13th/26th November 2017, a 15-member group of Anglican pilgrims mainly from England but also from various European countries visited the Patriarchate, under Revd Canon William Guilford by the recommendation of Rt Rvd Jonathan Goodall of the Archdiocese of Canterbury.

This group was received by His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos and Geronda Secretary-General Most Reverend Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, welcoming everybody in the Holy Land, which has been watered by the blood of the prophets and especially our Lord Jesus Christ. His Beatitude also referred in thanksgiving to His recent visit to the Archbishop of Canterbury Most Reverend Justin Welby. (More…)

In category : Chronicle — @ 21:00

On Thursday 10th/23rd November 2017, H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos paid the honourable distinction of the Commander of the Order of Knights of the Holy Sepulchre to Mr.Roschin Vsevolod and Mr. Fedor Stepanov from Russia, who were escorted by the Master of Ceremonies of the Patriarchate Fr. Bartholomew, for their moral and material help to the Patriarchate, and their funding of the iconostasion of the Holy Monastery of St. John the Baptist in the Old City of Jerusalem, where the Master of Ceremonies ministers as the Hegoumen. (More…)

In category : Current News,Speeches,Various Speeches — @ 14:00

At 10:00p.m. on Wednesday 9th/23rd November 2017, there Ceremony with the Doxology took place at the All-holy Church of the Resurrection on the completion of twelve years since the Election and Enthronement of H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos.

The Doxology was led by His Beatitude, with co-celebrants the Archbishops and Hieromonks of the Patriarchate, and the participation in prayer of the noble congregation of monks, nuns and laity members of the Greek Community and the Arab-speaking congregation, and the honouring presence of the Consul General of Greece in Jerusalem Mr. Christos Sophianopoulos and the representative of Romania in Ramalla.
After the Doxology the Patriarchal Entourage returned in the Patriarchate. Therein, Geronda Secretrary-General addressed His Beatitude as follows: (More…)

In category : Liturgic Life — @ 16:00

On Tuesday 8th/21st November 2017, the feast of the Holy Archangels was observed in the Old City of Jerusalem in their Holy Monastery of the Patriarchate with Vespers in the evening and the Divine Liturgy in the morning of the feast, officiated by the Most Reverend Archbishop Alexios of Tiberias, with the choir of the Left choir singer of the All-holy Church of the Resurrection Mr. George Alvanos and nuns of the Patriarchate. (More…)

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