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Feast of St. Georges – St. Georges Shrine – Old Damascus

Feast of St. Georges – St. Georges Shrine – Old Damascus
Feast of St. Georges – St. Georges Shrine – Old Damascus
Feast of St. Georges – St. Georges Shrine – Old Damascus
Feast of St. Georges – St. Georges Shrine – Old Damascus

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Feast of St. Georges at St. Georges Shrine in the old city of Damascus. His Holiness was assisted by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus. In his sermon, His Holiness spoke about martyrdom and its connection to the propagation of faith in the early days of Christianity. He mentioned the main elements of the biography of St. Georges the Martyr and how he sacrificed his life for the sake of keeping the faith and proclaiming the Lord Jesus Christ as his God and savior.

The Archbishop Justin visits the Church of the Resurrection

The Archbishop Justin visits the Church of the Resurrection
The Archbishop Justin visits the Church of the Resurrection
The Archbishop Justin visits the Church of the Resurrection
The Archbishop Justin visits the Church of the Resurrection

On Wednesday morning, 20th April/3rd May 2017, the Most Reverend Archbishop of Canterbury of the Anglican Church Mr. Justin Welby visited the Horrendous Golgotha and the Holy Sepulchre at the Church of the Resurrection, escorted by a team of his associates and entourage, among whom was the Archbishop of the Anglican Church in Jerusalem Most Rev. Suheil Dawani.

The Most Reverend Archbishop of Canterbury was received at the Horrendous Golgotha by His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos,  who was escorted by the Most Reverend Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, Dragouman Archimandrite Mattheos, the Master of Ceremonies Archimandrite Bartholomew, the Assistant Sacristan Archimandrite Polykarpos and other Hagiotaphite and Templar Fathers. His Beatitude addressed the Rev. Archbishop as in the link below:  http://www.jp-newsgate.net/en/2017/05/03/32404

Ecumenical Patriarch: “Terrorism is a stranger to any religion”

On Wednesday, April 26, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew left Geneva, where he had addressed the World Council of Churches the day before, for Cairo, where he attended and addressed an interreligious conference at Al-Azhar University on Thursday. His address, “Religions and Peace,” focused on the importance of religions and interreligious dialogue in today’s world, and his view of the equally peaceful nature of all religions.

Address of The Patriarch of Jerusalem to Armenian Patriarchateon their celebration of Easter

Your Beatitude, Your Eminences, Your Graces, Beloved Members of our respective Brotherhoods, Dear Fathers, Christ is risen!

In this Bright Week, we greet you, Your Beatitude, and the members of your Brotherhood and the Armenian community in Jerusalem, in the joy and gladness of the Resurrection.

Return of visists to the other christian communities by The Jerusalem Patriarchate

Return of visists to the other christian communities by The Jerusalem Patriarchate
Return of visists to the other christian communities by The Jerusalem Patriarchate
Return of visists to the other christian communities by The Jerusalem Patriarchate
Return of visists to the other christian communities by The Jerusalem Patriarchate

On Easter Tuesday at 11:00am and at 15:00, 5th/18th April 2017, the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood under its Hegoumen, our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, returned the Easter visit of the Franciscan Fraternity and the Custos of the Holy Land.

Ecumenical Patriarch will visit WCC in Geneva

The World Council of Churches (WCC) will welcome His Holiness Bartholomew I, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, on Monday, 24 April.  He will speak about issues concerning the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, the ecumenical movement, the protection of the environment and the protection of children. Interpretation in French will be available, and the lecture will be followed by a reception.  His All-Holiness Bartholomew will be in WCC during His official visit to Switzerland on the occasion of His 25th anniversary of enthronement as Ecumenical Patriarch, the 50 years of the Orthodox Centre of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Chambésy and the 20th anniversary of the opening of its Institute of Postgraduate Studies, on 22-24 April.