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06/01/2010

ARTICLE OF HIS BEATITUDE PATRIARCH THEOPHILOS III OF JERUSALEM FOR WASHINGTON POST

“Merry Orthodox Christmas” While Christians in the West celebrate Christmas on December 25, Orthodox Christians keep the Feast of Christ’s Nativity on January 7. Here the Patriarch of Jerusalem, the spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians in the Holy Land, the...

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31/12/2009

ROCKSLIDE AT THE HOLY HOTZEVA – WADI KELT MONASTERY

On Tuesday, 16th/29th of December 2009, at around 23:00 a detached section of rock from the adjacent hillside fell on the roof of the Holy Monastery of Saints George and John of Hotzeva (Wadi –Kelt) in front of the entrance...

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30/12/2009

THE CLEANING OF THE BASILICA OF THE NATIVITY IN BETHLEHEM, 2009.

The Armenians infringed upon the rights of the Orthodox on the Holy Shrines According to the long-standing Status Quo in the Holy Land, the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem is cleaned each year by the three Major Christian Communities...

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28/12/2009

HIS BEATITUDE’ S ADDRESS ON BEHALF OF ALL THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES OF THE HOLY LAND, BEFORE THE PRESIDENT OF ISRAEL MR SHIMON PERES

“Mr President, Honourable Ministers, Members of Parliament, Distinguished Guests, “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given and the government will be upon his shoulder. His name will be called the Angel of Great Counsel;...

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11/12/2009

HIS BEATITUDE’ S ADDRESS TO THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES GENERAL MEETING OF THE PALESTINE ISRAEL ECUMENICAL FORUM IN BETHLEHEM

“Your Excellencies, Your Eminencies, Distinguished participants, Dear Brothers and Sisters, We greet you warmly on the occasion of this important Forum, with the Christmas message, the message of the reconciliation between heaven and earth which took place on the very...

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11/12/2009

MR. OLAV TVEIT, THE NEWLY – ELECTED SECRETARY GENERAL OF WCC VISITS THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM

On Thursday 27th of November/10th of December 2009, Mr. Olav Tveit, the newly-elected General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) visited His Beatitude and our Father, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine Theophilos III....

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