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04/08/2009

A PROTESTANT STUDENT TAKES HIS RETREAT AT MAR SABBA CONVENT

‘As 21st century war jets fly over the monastery of Mar Sabbas nestled in the cliff face of the Kidron Valley in the Judean wilderness little has been altered in the daily life of the monks here over the past...

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01/08/2009

A FORSAKEN CHURCH NEAR NAZARETH OFFICIATES AGAIN 60 YEARS LATER

The town of Maaloul is located at a distance of 20 minutes by car, west of the city of Nazareth. It is one of the towns which the Palestinian residents left after the founding of the state of Israel in...

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24/07/2009

MESSAGE TO THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE MIDDLE EAST COUNCIL OF CHURCHES

Mr.Guirguis Saleh Secretary General of MECC, My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We send you our greetings in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ from the Holy City of Jerusalem. We have been kept up to date with the...

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09/07/2009

CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION WORKS AT THE CHAPEL OF THE ‘PRISON OF CHRIST AND THE FAINTING OF VIRGIN MARY

On Thursday 26th /9th of July 2009 His Beatitude Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III, escorted by Archbishops and priests of the Patriarchate, descended to the Church of Resurrection, where He was received by the Sacristan Rev. Archimandrite Fr. Isidoros and...

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08/07/2009

PREPARING THE WAY FOR THE BAPTISM OF PILGRIMS AT THE JORDAN RIVER

His Beatitude Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III visited the Holy Monastery of St. John the Baptist by the Jordan River and the traditional Biblical place where the Lord was baptised. The visit took place on Wednesday July 8th 2009 in...

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13/06/2009

INAUGURATION OF THE RESTORED OLIVE PRESS OF THE CHURCH OF RESURRECTION

On Saturday 23rd of May 2009 at the Church of Resurrection the ceremony of the Blessing of the Water was performed on the occasion of the inauguration of the restored part of the Church known as ‘doheo’. The site, located...

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